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Woman Faces Charges in Weekend Beating Death of Lowell Mother

Prosecutors say Amarilis Huertas-Perez hit Gloribel Orengo over the head with a bottle and beat her



    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016)

    A Worcester, Massachusetts, woman appeared in court on Tuesday to face charges in the weekend beating death of a Lowell woman.

    According to prosecutors, Amarilis Huertas-Perez, 23, of Worcester, hit 44-year-old Gloribel Orengo over the head with a full bottle of alcohol and beat her while she was on the ground.

    Prosecutors say Huertas-Perez then got into a stolen car driven by Martin Taveras, 27, of Lowell, that ran over Orengo as she was laying in a parking lot.

    Police found Orengo unconscious near the entrance to the Westminster Village apartment complex on Pawtucket Boulevard in Lowell. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

    A Massachusetts state trooper spotted the stolen car in Boxborough, Massachusetts, and tried to pull it over on Interstate 495. Police said the car took off going 130 miles an hour before crashing into a home.

    Investigators say the two ran away and broke into a nearby motel. Prosecutors say they were able to link the car, motel and the two due to the fact Huertas-Perez left her identification and purse in the stolen car. Police say there is surveillance video of the two at the motel.

    According to prosecutors, Huertas-Perez made it back to her mother's house in Lowell and that's where police found her.

    Huertas-Perez's bail was set at $30,000 cash. If she posts bail, she will be under house arrest and must wear a GPS tracking device.

    Huertas-Perez's attorney argued to the judge that no bottle of liquor was found and it's unclear if her actions were a direct link to Orengo's death since multiple people were involved.

    As of Tuesday, there was no word on the location of Taveras.

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