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BROCKTON – A jury has convicted a Bridgewater man in the fatal stabbing of a
Brockton man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
A Plymouth County jury deliberated two and a half days before finding Alfred Giannini
(DOB: 07/23/76) of Bridgewater, guilty of one count of Voluntary Manslaughter in the death of
Jeffrey Cicerano (DOB: 03/27/69). Giannini was also found guilty of Breaking and Entering in
the Daytime, Larceny from a Building, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, and Failing
to Stop for Police. Brockton Superior Court Judge Robert C. Cosgrove scheduled sentencing for
At trial, the jury heard from witnesses who said that they met Cicerano and Giannini at
11 am on August 21, 2013 at117 Bellevue Avenue. Giannini appeared panicked and pacing with
a large knife in his hand and one witness testified that Cicerano was sitting in a chair when
Giannini approached him from the left side and stabbed Cicerano in the chest. Giannini left, then
returned by breaking a first floor window at the apartment, and later fled the scene. A witness
dialed 911 and Brockton Police and Fire personnel responded and found Cicerano on the floor
suffering from apparent stab wounds. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he
was pronounced dead at approximately 12:45 pm.
Giannini fled the scene on foot and broke into a nearby relative’s residence in Brockton,
where he stole clothing and a motor vehicle. Police later tracked the vehicle to Abington where
Giannini engaged police in a motor vehicle pursuit. Giannini crashed the stolen vehicle in an
industrial site in Abington and then fled into a wooded area, where officers from the
Massachusetts State Police, Brockton Police, Abington Police and Holbrook Police converged to
locate him. After a threatening confrontation with police, Giannini was shot by an officer. He
was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.
Assistant District Attorneys Richard Linehan and Jason Thomas prosecuted the case,
which was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District
Attorney’s Office and Brockton Police.