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Brampton man charged in wife's slaying

05/28/2012 11:11 EDT | Updated 07/28/2012 05:12 EDT

Peel Regional Police have charged a man with second-degree murder after his wife was found dead in a Brampton home Monday morning.

The slaying happened at about 5 a.m. ET at a home on Sled Dog Road.

Police say they received a 911 call from a child. When they arrived they discovered the body of 37-year-old Lakhvir Dhaliwal inside the home.

They would not give any details on how the woman died other than to say there were obvious signs of trauma.

Police say a nine-year-old boy and an eight-year-old boy also live in the house.

The woman's husband, Jatinder Dhaliwal, was arrested a short time later after the car he was driving struck a telephone pole nearby, at Torbram Road and Peter Robertson Boulevard.

Police initially issued a news release saying the victim’s husband had been arrested “in connection” with her death, but later charged him with second-degree murder.

The victim’s body was removed from the home Monday afternoon, while investigators were seen combing sewer drains and garbage cans near the family home.

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