BROCKTON (WBSM) — A Fall River woman was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2019 road rage stabbing of a Brockton woman.

Jacqueline Avelino Mendes, 36, was found guilty of one count each of manslaughter and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The incident dates back to June 28, when officers received multiple calls regarding a stabbing that took place at the intersection of Belmont and Grafton Streets in Brockton.

Upon arrival, police found Jennifer Landry, 41, bleeding from a stab wound on her neck.

Landry was transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton before being airlifted to Boston Medical Center for further treatment, where she was later pronounced dead.

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According to the Brockton Enterprise, Landry was allegedly turning right onto Hazel Street, where she almost collided with Mendes' car driving west on Leavitt Street.

Witnesses told the jury that they heard both individuals honking before Mendes eventually followed Landry onto the intersection, where both parties exited their vehicles.

A verbal and physical altercation ensued between the two, which resulted in Mendes stabbing Landry on the right side of her neck with a knife. Mendes then fled the scene and eventually arrived at the Brockton Police Department.

Sentencing for Mendes is scheduled for January 4, 2024.

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