A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Carmen Andino of Mission Hill for stabbing a neighbor in a dispute over a parking space the neighbor had shoveled out but Andino then claimed, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Andino, 40, will be sentenced on May 9, the DA's office reports. Andino's daughter was acquitted of charges she helped her mother in the attack.
Prosecutors convinced the jury that Andino went into a rage when the neighbor returned from a trip after a snowstorm, found two children's play tables Andino had put in the McGreevey Way space and moved them for her car:
Testimony indicated that Andino became very angry over this, threatening to slash the car's tires if the woman didn't move the car. The street had public parking and no reserved spaces. Nonetheless, the victim defused the conflict by moving the car.
On Jan. 11, 2010, testimony established, the victim heard her apartment buzzer ring, accompanied by loud banging on her door and yelling from the street. It was Andino again, the evidence showed, summoning her outside.
The victim went downstairs, where it became clear that Andino wanted to fight. The two women became engaged in a physical altercation that went on until Andino was on the ground. At that point, the victim was struck in the shoulder with a metal implement, causing an injury about two inches deep. Prosecutors alleged it was a screwdriver wielded by Andino's daughter; jurors acquitted that 17-year-old defendant of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Evidence and testimony demonstrated that Andino got up from the ground and produced a knife, which she used to slash at the victim's face. As blood poured into her eye, the victim began to back away from Andino. ...
Andino continued toward the victim, slashing at her with a kitchen knife and cutting open a long slice beneath her left arm.The laceration was so deep that the victim testified she saw white tissue coming out of the wound. A friend rushed the woman back into the house, from where she was later transported to Brigham and Women's Hospita