Nova Scotia

Cape Breton man, 73, faces murder charge following domestic incident

Police say a 73-year-old Cape Breton man is facing a murder charge in the death of a 71-year-old woman in relation to a domestic incident Friday.

Gregory James Dilney to appear in provincial court in Sydney on Monday

Cape Breton regional police have charged a 73-year-old man in the death of a 71-year-old woman in Howie Centre, N.S. (Tom Ayers/CBC)

A 73-year-old Cape Breton man is facing murder charges in the death of 71-year-old Brenda Ann Dilney on Friday morning.

Police responded to a domestic incident at a Howie Centre residence on Kings Road at 8 a.m., according to a news release from Cape Breton regional police.

Gregory James Dilney was arrested at the residence.

EHS personnel attended to the victim but she died a short time later.

Dilney is in custody and will appear in Sydney provincial court on Monday.

Police say the two were known to each other but said no further details would be provided to protect the privacy of the family. 

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