1 man dead, 1 under arrest after fist fight in Winchendon

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WINCHENDON, MASS. >> Authorities say what started as a fist fight between two men inside a Massachusetts home has developed into a death investigation.

Police responded to the Winchendon home Tuesday night for reports of a fight. One man was unresponsive when they arrived. The victim, described only as a 32-year-old man, was pronounced dead at Heywood Hospital in Gardner.

Police say the other man involved in the fight, 49-year-old Thomas Maxwell was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

Authorities have not disclosed what sparked the fight but a spokesman for the Worcester district attorney says it not involve weapons and it has not been determined whether the victim died of injuries suffered during the fight.


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