WEBSTER (CBS) — A Webster woman has died and her boyfriend is facing assault charges, police confirm.

According to the Worcester County D.A., a violent domestic dispute took place between them on Sunday morning.

Officials said Brenda L. Hatheway, 43, was found unresponsive in the street. She was transported to Hubbard Regional Hospital and pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m.

Joseph Kenadek, 51, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery, and domestic assault and battery. He is being held on $500,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday.

The victim and the suspect lived together at same Harris Street address.

Neighbors tell WBZ-TV that they saw the commotion as the couple’s argument moved from their second-story porch to the street.

“It looked like he was holding onto her and she was trying to get away but they were talking just like we’re talking right now,” said neighbor Francis Hebert. “There was no yelling going on at all.”

Another neighbor, Jennifer Munger also witnessed Hatheway being taken from the street.

“They put the cuffs on [Kenadek] and he was crying. It was just awful,” she recalled.

“It’s just really said. I know they have a kid and we always see them out here fighting,” Munger continued.

Hatheway’s daughter, Sabrina Lee Hatheway went missing in 2015.

Police are still investigating. No further details are available at this time.


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