John Crout, 63, of Lismore Place in Newcastle, has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead on Wednesday, June 25.
The victim has been named as Shiela Crout, 65, of the same address.
John Crout will appear at Newcastle Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday, June 26.
A police officer is stationed outside a house in Benwell, Newcastle, after the death of a woman in her sixties.
A man, also in his sixties, was arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, after a woman in her sixties died at a house in the west end of Newcastle. Police were called to Lismore Place in Benwell at about 8:15am.
A man, also in his sixties, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder and is in custody.
Five people have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Newcastle.
The man, aged 30, was taken to hospital after he was assaulted on Fairholm Road in Benwell in the early hours of this morning.
He was treated for a cut to his head at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. He has been released from hospital.
Two women aged 28 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent, and three men aged 18, 31 and 29 have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.
Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old woman and her two children went missing.
Danielle Wright, from Benwell, was last spoken to on 30th January. Police believe she is with her daughters, aged five and one, in the Newcastle area.
Anyone with any information should contact 101.