‘Sydney man’ arrested for shooting dead mother-of-two


A Sydney man who allegedly killed his mother-in-law after she refused to let him take a bath has been arrested for aggravated murder.

The 41-year-old man was charged with aggravated murder and a number of other offences in the death of 44-year old Angela De Leon in August last year, the NSW Police said in a statement.

Police were called to De Leon’s home in the Sydney suburb of Sandringham shortly before 4:00am on August 20, when De Leon had reportedly been staying with her ex-boyfriend.

Officers say they were told that De Leon, who was not the mother of the deceased, refused to allow her son to bathe with him and was upset at his behaviour.

“When officers attended the home, they located Angela DeLeon in her bed, unconscious,” police said in the statement.

“She was transported to the Royal Darwin Hospital where she died.”

Police said a “medical examiner” was notified of the death, which is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of August 21.

Ms De Leon was a teacher at the school and a member of the community.

Detectives believe De Leon is the mother- in-law of the man who has been charged with murder and aggravated murder, and they are asking anyone who may have information about the case to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Young from the Crime Stops NSW Operation Trainspotting.

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