Beatrice Ortiz is arraigned in Lynn District Court on a murder charge. Beside her is her attorney, Michael Phelan. (Paula Muller )
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Lynn Police say surveillance video shows fatal stabbing, suspect arraigned

LYNN — Beatrice Ortiz, 34, was arrested and charged with murder on Monday night after police said surveillance video from a Union Street business showed her allegedly plunging a steak knife into the chest of Charles Stankiewicz Jr. during a physical altercation. 

The account was confirmed by two witnesses, during separate police interviews. One witness was involved in the fight between the victim and murder suspect, according to a police report obtained at Lynn District Court. 

The assault later became a homicide when Stankiewicz, 36, of Lynn, was pronounced dead at Salem Hospital. He was found lying in the street between two cars near 110 Union St. and was taken from the scene with a knife…

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