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23-Year-Old Arrested in Mass. Mother's Beating Death Outside Party

Family says 44-year-old Gloribel Orengo was a mother of four and a grandmother of three

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    Amirilies Huertas-Perez, 23, has been charged in the death of 44-year-old Gloribel Orengo in Lowell, Massachusetts. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016)

    An arrest has been made in the deadly beating of a Massachusetts mother of four after a fight outside of a party.

    The Middlesex District Attorney's Office said Amirilies Huertas-Perez, 23, of Worcester will be arraigned Tuesday in the death of Gloribel Orengo, 44, of Lowell.

    Huertas-Perez has been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. Authorities say the investigation into Orengo's death, which is being called a homicide, is ongoing.

    No other details were immediately available, including whether Huertas-Perez has an attorney.

    Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Mother Beaten to Death

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    A vigil was held Monday night for a Massachusetts woman who was killed over the weekend after going to a party in Lowell. (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2016)

    Lowell Police said officers responded to a report of an injured woman Saturday night on Pawtucket Boulevard, where they found Orengo suffering from serious injuries. She died shortly after at a local hospital.

    Their preliminary investigation indicated that Orengo was one of several people involved in a fight outside of a home after being asked to leave.

    Orengo's fiancee, Miguel Morales, said her 27-year-old son - who has Down Syndrome - held her body as she was dying in a parking lot.

    "He was holding her, telling her to wake up, that he loved her," Morales said.

    Orengo leaves behind four children and three grandchildren.

    "She loved to cook for everyone," Morales said. "If you needed something and she had it, it was yours. She was just the best."

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