METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 63-year-old Massachusetts woman trying to break up a family fight apparently suffered some kind of medical episode and died.
The Essex district attorney's office says police responded to a Methuen home at about 10 p.m. Sunday for reports of a fight and an unresponsive woman.
Authorities say Martina Gomez "appeared to suffer from medical distress" during the confrontation.
She was pronounced dead at Lawrence General Hospital at about 11:20 p.m.
The district attorney says 23-year-old Modesta Gomez was charged with assault and battery on a person over 60. She is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. It could not immediately be determined if she has a lawyer.
An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause and manner of Martina Gomez's death.