Fall River Man Held Without Bail in Car Wash Murder of New Bedford Woman
According to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn, Angelo Leo, 33, was indicted by a grand jury on August 31 on charges of murder, carrying an illegal firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, and two counts of violating an abuse prevention order.
The charges related to a May 29, 2023 incident in which Fall River Police responded to the Globe Car Wash on Broadway after receiving a 911 call at 12:36 p.m. regarding a potential shooting.
Upon arrival, first responders discovered the victim, Jessenia Simmons, 45, of New Bedford, already deceased in one of the car wash bays.
Leo initially fled the scene in a vehicle but turned himself into police in Tiverton, Rhode Island about a half-hour later.
The D.A.’s Office said Leo was arraigned on the new indictments this morning and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on October 24.