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Wife charged in husband's murder

The wife of a 61-year-old man who died last week of a head injury, has now been charged with second-degree murder.

Jo Anne Alexander, wife of John Alexander, appeared in Richmond provincial court Monday morning.

She remains in police custody and was ordered to undergo further forensic psychiatric evaluation.

She's next scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 15.

According to Pound, John Alexander had an extensive medical history including brain surgery to deal with epileptic seizures. His 61-year-old wife was his primary caregiver.

The couple have two adult children, had been married for more than 40 years, and there was no history of violence between them.

Police were called to the home on the 11900 block of Aztec Street last Thursday afternoon.

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