UPDATE: Fall River woman held without bail after stabbing murder

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BROCKTON, MASS (WLNE) – After an apparent road rage incident in Brockton on Friday, a Fall River woman was charged with murder. 

Brockton Police received multiple 911 calls reporting a stabbing in the vicinity of Belmont Street and at the intersection of Grafton Street at approximately 3:45 p.m. 

Upon arrival, police and medical personnel located a female victim, now identified as 41-year-old Brockton resident, Jennifer Landry suffering from a stab wound to the right side of her neck. 

The department says she was treated on scene and transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center before she was transferred by helicopter to Boston Medical Center for treatment. 

Landry was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon. 

Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth Country District Attorney’s Office and an investigation began. 

Police say at approximately 4:00 p.m on Friday, Fall River resident, Jacqueline Mendes reported to the Brockton Police that she had been involved in an incident. 

Both state and Brockton police developed information that a traffic confrontation ensue between Mendes and Landry prior to the stabbing.

Mendes allegedly stabbed Landry and fled the scene in her vehicle. 

Mendes was placed under arrest at Brockton Police station and was initially charged with one count of Assault with Intent to Murder, and one count of Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon. 

After Landry was pronounced dead, the charges were upgraded to Murder. 

Mendes was held without bail after her arraignment on July 1st, 2019 on the charges. She is next scheduled to appear in Brockton District Court on August 8th, according the the Bristol County District Attorney. 

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