lundi 15 avril 2013
A 32-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital after an attack in her Aurora home that left her with severe head injuries.
The woman’s husband is now in custody, charged with attempted murder.
Police were called to a house on Lewis Honey Dr. near Bayview Ave. and St. John’s Sideroad just after 8 p.m. Friday.
Officers found the woman with “significant and serious injuries” according to York Regional Police Insp. Gary Miner.
The woman was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery to treat trauma to the head Saturday morning.
“We’re hopeful,” says Miner. “But her condition could turn significantly worse.”
Police are not releasing the victim’s name but did say they had been called to the home before.
Miner says other family members were in the home at the time of the attack, but would not say whether or not they were children.
The victim’s husband, Mohammed Mahdi, 46, appeared in a Newmarket court Saturday morning where he was remanded into custody and will appear in court again Tuesday. He was arrested at the scene and later charged with attempted murder.
The family’s brown brick home sits on a corner lot in a quiet, residential area made up of similar looking houses. It was cordoned off by police tape Saturday afternoon.
The neighbours who live in the other half of the semi-detached house said they heard a commotion Friday night, but didn’t think it was cause for alarm until police descended upon the home.
They said three little girls, ranging in age from 4 to 8, lived in the residence. They could be seen in a window of the house watching their mother being taken to the ambulance on a stretcher.
The neighbours said the woman was “very sweet and friendly.” The man, they said, mostly kept to himself.