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Family and friends dealing with the loss of Fall River man stabbed to death



Photo courtesy of Shawn Maloney

Family and friends are coming to grips with the loss of a Fall River man as the suspects charged involving his death are set to be arraigned.

At around 7:23 a.m. on January 11, Fall River Police responded to a 911 call regarding a stabbing in the parking lot of Bay Village Apartments at 2000 Bay Street.

Upon arrival, first responders located the male victim in the parking lot, rendered aid,​ and rushed him to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.

​The victim, Jorge Vieira, 25, of Fall River, was then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital where he died later in the day.

One of Vieira’s friends, Shawn Maloney, has been thinking back to the good times he shared with Vieira.

“Jorge was a good kid. He was like my younger brother since I never had siblings. We used to spend so many nights together. My girlfriend was always making him meals.”

Maloney will always remember his smile and laugh.

“He had such a warm smile. Lit up any room he walked into. He was always laughing and his laugh always made you laugh. He wanted to do better with his life and he was actively trying. We’re going to miss him. My family, my kids, and anyone who knew him. This is all an act of senseless violence. It really is heartbreaking.”

Nathan Silva, 23, of New Bedford, was arrested in Viera’s death without incident at the Motel 6 in Seekonk Saturday.

Jessica Brophy, 27, of Fall River, was also arrested yesterday and charged with Accessory to Murder-After the Fact.

Viera is originally from California, but moved to Massachusetts from Idaho in 2011.

According to Shawn, Jorge was hoping to go back to California. Now he will never get that chance.

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  1. Fall River Activist against losers

    January 7, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    Pcs s*** what ever happen to fighting w your fists i hope this loser and this b**** get life f****** fall river scum bags ,im sorry for this innocent kid and his family

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