LOWELL -- A 66-year-old Tewksbury woman is facing assault charges after police allege she got into a fight with her daughter and a teenager because she believed someone had removed her food from the refrigerator.

When the daughter told her mother, Sandra R. DiDomenico, that she owed the child an apology, DiDomenico allegedly slapped her daughter across the face and kept trying to strike her daughter.

At that point, one of the teenagers jumped into the middle of the altercation and tried to separate her mother and grandmother, but DiDomenico allegedly slapped or scratched that child across the face, police allege. The fight stopped when DiDomenico locked herself in the bathroom and called 911.

DiDomenico told police that she had gotten into an argument with her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend and wanted them to leave. DiDomenico told police her daughter assaulted her, leaving a small abrasion near her left eye, but then told several different versions of the event, police allege. She had no memory of striking her daughter or the teenager.

Police charged DiDomenico with two counts of assault and battery because there was probable cause to believe she was the aggressor, police said. She was in police custody when she was transported to Lowell General Hospital/Saints Campus complaining of chest pain.

In Lowell District Court on Monday, Judge Thomas Brennan released DiDomenico, of 1113 Whipple Road, on personal recognizance on the condition that she not abuse the alleged victims.


Her next court date is July 21 for a pretrial conference.

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