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Man To Face Court Following Stabbing Death Of Sydney Mother

A man is set to face court on Thursday charged with the murder of his partner after she was found stabbed to death inside her Sydney home. 

Emergency services were called out to a home on Edmondson Ave in St Marys at 6:45AM on Wednesday following reports a woman had been stabbed.

Upon arriving at the scene, police found mother-of-four Drew Douglas suffering stab wounds to the chest area. 

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Lifesaving attempts were made but Ms Douglas died a short time later. 

It has recently been revealed that police were contacted to perform a welfare check on a man at the residence the evening before but failed to do so. 

Police were called the following day by another woman at the residence reporting the alleged stabbing. 

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Assistant Commissioner Leanne McCusker told news.com.au that a critical investigation into the incident has been established. 

“The circumstances surrounding why there was no attendance and the timeline through to this morning is part of the critical incident situation to understand and determine the why to understand that timeline,” she said. 

“(Police were) not aware of any threat of violence, the call was made by a man and the nature and further detail will be subject to critical incident investigation.”

A 31-year-old man is set to face Campbelltown Local Court on Thursday. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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