November 26, 2018
METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) – A 23-year-old woman accused of assaulting two other women at Methuen's home Sunday, leading to the death of a 63-year-old who tried to break the fight, is set to face a judge Monday.
Modesta Gomez is expected in Lawrence County Court to respond to assault charges and battery charges from a person over 60 and assault and battery, according to a spokesman for the Essex Prosecutor's Office.
Officers answering 21 Bicknell Ave. Sunday evening evening for reports of a family struggle found by 63-year-old Martina Gomez, who does not respond after apparently suffering from medical distress while trying to end the fight, the DA's office said.
Martina Gomez was taken to General Lawrence Hospital, where she was later declared dead.
The medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy Monday to determine the cause and mode of death.
The incident remains under investigation.
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