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BROCKTON – A Brockton man has been sentenced to serve 8-12 years in State Prison for the stabbing death of a 50 year-old man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Joao F. DeAndrade (DOB: 03/05/68) of Brockton, pleaded guilty to one count each of Manslaughter and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon in Brockton Superior Court. Judge Robert Cosgrove sentenced DeAndrade to serve 8-12 years in State Prison.
On January 10, 2014, Brockton Police received a 911 call from a woman at 55 Prospect Street in Brockton, reporting that a man had hit her boyfriend in the head with a mug and that her boyfriend then stabbed the man. Upon arrival, Brockton Police found Jacinto Correia (DOB: 09/12/63) stabbed one time in each of his thighs. Correia was transported to Brockton Hospital where he died as a result of blood loss from his wounds.
The woman who dialed 911 told police that while she had been dating DeAndrade, she was also dating the victim, Correia. DeAndrade had recently learned about his girlfriend’s relationship with Correia and became angry. In the weeks leading up to the stabbing, the victim and DeAndrade exchanged several angry, heated phone calls.
Just after 3:30 p.m. on January 10, 2014, both DeAndrade and Correia were drinking together at DeAndrade’s apartment in Brockton with the woman they shared a relationship. The pair verbally argued several times and when it became time for DeAndrade to leave for work, Correia told him that he would stay behind with the female. The three were sitting on a bed together when Correia struck DeAndrade in the head with a coffee mug. DeAndrade immediately pushed Correia down on the bed, pulled out his knife and stabbed the victim in both legs.
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sprague prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Brockton Police.