Woman charged with murdering husband

A woman has appeared in court this morning charged with murdering her husband.

Lucille Sarah Scollay (44) made a brief appearance at Christchurch District Court accused of killing husband Guy Christian Scollay at a house in the early hours of yesterday.

Mr Scollay (48) was found dead at his Edgeware Rd home, St Albans, in Christchurch about 3am.

His wife was arrested at the scene and police said they had recovered a weapon they believed had been used in the incident.

Mrs Scollay, a cleaner, appeared in the dock this morning before Judge Gary MacAskill.

Family members waved to her as defence counsel, Pip Hall made no application for bail and asked for her to be remanded in custody until February 25.

No family members wanted to comment as they left court.

The Edgeware Rd property is still under police guard today as the scene examination continues.

- Kurt Bayer of APNZ

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