Ludlow man arrested in connection with deadly domestic assault

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LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A Ludlow man was arrested in connection with a deadly domestic assault.

The Hampden County District Attorney’s Office said 56-year-old Manuel Rodrigues is currently charged with domestic assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

The District Attorney’s Office said Ludlow police and fire departments were called to 269 Windsor Street Thursday for a report of an unresponsive woman. 

The woman, identified at 52-year-old Michelle Zygarowski of Ludlow, was immediately taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died, said the District Attorney’s Office. 

Zygarowski appeared to have suffered wounds from an assault earlier in the day, said the District Attorney’s Office. 

The DA’s Office said, “The circumstances surrounding Ms. Zygarowski’s death remain under investigation by the: Ludlow Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner”

Rodrigues is expected to be arraigned in Palmer District Court Friday. 

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