LAWRENCE, Mass. — A Lawrence man has been charged with killing a fellow resident of the rooming house in which they both lived.

Authorities tell The Eagle-Tribune that 61-year-old Martin Rodriguez is being held without bail pending arraignment on a murder charge scheduled for Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Essex district attorney says the body of 53-year-old Jose Burgos was found in the Lawrence YMCA rooming house at about 8 a.m. Monday by building management after a visiting nurse was unable to make contact with him. He lived in a single-occupancy, fourth-floor room.

The cause of Burgos’ death was not disclosed. An autopsy is scheduled.

It could not immediately be determined if the suspect has a lawyer.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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