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Updated: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:22:25 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Woman charged in husband's killing

Woman charged in husband's killing

Edmonton police have charged a woman with second-degree murder after her husband was found severely injured in their home Sunday night.

Officers were called out to the home, near 160 Ave and 84 Street, late Sunday night to find Teck Hwang, 54, in cardiac arrest. He was taken to hospital, where he died several hours later.

- Man's death called a homicide

An autopsy Monday determined that Hwang died of "blunt drastic trauma," a cause Clark said he had never heard before.

'This was a severe beating," said Staff Sgt. Bill Clark. "It's a unique situation."

Clark says the couple's 16-year-old son was in the home at the time of the alleged beating.

"Obviously very traumatized by the incident … one parent is dead and the other one is in jail.”

Nyuk Hwang, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder. She will appear in court Wednesday.

Clark says the case highlights a problem that the police have been dealing with, with serious domestic assault calls having risen dramatically in Edmonton.

“It just shows that there are these cases out there of horrific domestic violence and it is something the community needs to be aware of. “

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