"Woman, 72, dies after allegedly being pushed in Chinatown" by Felicia Gans and Astead W. Herndon Globe Correspondents July 09, 2015
A 72-year-old woman has died after allegedly being pushed down by a 24-year-old woman in Chinatown, officials said.
Tajanetta Downing of Jamaica Plain pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and battery and assault and battery on a person 60 or older at her arraignment in Boston Municipal Court on Thursday, the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement. The victim, who has not yet been identified, died at Tufts Medical Center on Thursday evening after the arraignment, Conley’s office said.
The chief medical examiner will determine the cause of death, according to the district attorney’s office, and officials did not say if the charges will be upgraded.
Downing allegedly shoved the victim in the area of Essex and Chauncy streets on Wednesday, and left the scene. Jake Wark, a spokesman for Conley’s office, said investigators located Downing with the help of witnesses including a cameraman working on the nearby set of the movie “Ghostbusters.”
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