7NEWS Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 4:57 pm

Warren Barnsley and Elliott Chipper

A Queensland woman has been accused of drugging then murdering her husband of 45 years.

Judith Ann Venn, 66, appeared in Cleveland Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

She has been charged with the murder of her 64-year-old husband Lance Hilton Venn in an alleged domestic violence incident.

Queensland woman Judith Ann Venn, left, has been accused of murdering her husband of more than 40 years.
Queensland woman Judith Ann Venn, left, has been accused of murdering her husband of more than 40 years. Credit: Facebook/7NEWS

7NEWS understands paramedics found the man with injuries to his arms, while Judith Venn was unconscious.

Police attend the Jasmine Street address in Alexandra Hills where Lance Hilton Venn was allegedly murdered.
Police attend the Jasmine Street address in Alexandra Hills where Lance Hilton Venn was allegedly murdered. Credit: 7NEWS

Police will allege Venn drugged her husband with prescription medication.

Once he was asleep, she allegedly cut his wrists before taking the same medication herself.

Emergency services were able to revive Venn and take her to hospital as police investigators arrived.

Venn was remanded in custody on Tuesday until a further mention in the Cleveland court on October 29.

– With AAP

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