Marshfield: SJC Upholds Murder Conviction In Stabbing Case

Marcelo Almeida, seated, testifies in Brockton Superior Court, speaking through an interpreter. The 45-year-old Brazilian immigrant faces charges in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Patricia Frois, in their Marshfield apartment building in September 2011. WATD Photo/Erin Dale

Marcelo Almeida, seated, testifies in Brockton Superior Court, speaking through an interpreter in 2015. WATD Photo/Erin Dale

The State Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the conviction of a man involved in a Marshfield murder.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office says that the court affirmed the First Degree Murder conviction of Marcelo Almeida for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend in 2011.

The now 47-year-old Almeida was convicted in October 2015 in Brockton Superior Court of Murder in the First Degree by means of Deliberate Premeditation and Extreme Atrocity and Cruelty in the death of 24-year-old Patricia Fernanda Teixera Frois.

Frois’s body was found at the Fox Run Apartments with several stab wounds to her neck and body with a knife located nearby.

She was transported to South Shore Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Almeida was later found hiding in a shed in a nearby wooded area with a second knife suffering from non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries.

The ruling from the court determined that the trial judge acted properly when he allowed evidence to be introduced regarding a prior incident involving the defendant .

The court also determined that there were no errors by the prosecutor in the closing argument or by the judge in his instructions to the jury.


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