Providence Police investigating death following an assault

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Providence Police are investigating an assault and death at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Police responded a parking lot on Broad Street and found a female in and out of consciousness.

Witnesses told police a man struck the woman and they identified him to police.

Police arrested 40-yea-old Christian Boucher, of Providence, and charged him with felony assault.

The woman was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she later died.

Police were told the woman had a history of serious health problems.

Police say charges could be upgraded pending the woman's cause of death from the medical examiner's office.

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