From the Essex County District Attorney’s Office:
A 23-year old woman will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court this morning for assaulting two women at a Methuen home, one of whom later died.
Modesta Gomez is charged with Assault & Battery on a person over 60 and Assault & Battery.
Methuen Police responded to 21 Bicknell Avenue late last evening for reports of a family fight and an unresponsive woman. Martina Gomez, 63, was transported to Lawrence General Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The victim allegedly attempted to break up a fight among family members when she appeared to suffer from medical distress. Family members then called 911. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy today to determine the cause and manner of death.
The matter remains under investigation by the Essex District Attorney’s Office, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and the Methuen Police.