Fall River Woman Sentenced in Fatal Road Rage Incident
BROCKTON (WBSM) — A Fall River has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison after she was found guilty of fatally stabbing a Brockton woman in a road rage incident.
Jacqueline Mendes, 36, will serve 10 to 12 years in state prison for fatally stabbing Jennifer Landry, 41.
Mendes was found guilty by a jury on December 8, 2023 on one count each of manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
On June 28, 2019 at about 3:45 p.m., Brockton Police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a stabbing in the area of 276 Belmont Street and the intersection of Grafton Street.
Police and EMS arrived to find a female victim bleeding profusely and suffering from a stab wound to the right side of her neck. She was treated at the scene, then transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton before being medflighted to Boston Medical Center.
The victim, Landry, was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
According to the office of Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz, Mendes went to the Brockton Police station about 15 minutes after the incident and reported she had been in an altercation with another motorist and that there may have been a stabbing involved.
Investigation by Brockton Police and Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the D.A.’s Office determined Mendes and Landry got into a traffic confrontation, and that Mendes then stabbed Landry with a knife before getting back into her car and fleeing the scene.
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