A Queensland man has been charged with murdering a woman in Cairns.
Emergency services were called to a unit in the suburb of Manunda on Friday morning to find the 47-year-old woman unconscious.
Police say the woman had been assaulted and was suffering serious head injuries.
She died at the scene about 6.20am.
A 47-year-old man who was known to the woman was taken into custody at the scene.
He has been charged with murder (domestic violence offence) and refused police bail.
The man will appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.
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