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Plymouth County man on the run, convicted of stabbing woman after cutting off GPS bracelet



BROCKTON – A Plymouth County man who cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and fled the jurisdiction mid-trial has been convicted of assault charges, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

After a three-day trial, a jury deliberated approximately two hours before finding 32-year-old Edsonly Jean-Paul of Brockton guilty of one count each of Assault and Battery of a Family/Household Member, Aggravated Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, and Aggravated Assault and Battery.

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on February 6, 2021, Brockton Police were dispatched to 110 Pine Grove Drive for a report of an assault and battery in progress. Upon arrival at the address, Brockton Police were greeted by Jean-Paul, and he invited them into the apartment. There, officers located a female victim bleeding from a deep laceration to her arm. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment. Brockton Police commenced an investigation. As a result, Jean-Paul was placed under arrest.

At trial, jurors heard evidence that the female victim told Brockton Police that Jean-Paul stabbed her with a kitchen knife. Brockton Police located the knife, found with blood on it, in a kitchen trash can.

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 29, Jean-Paul, who was wearing a GPS monitoring bracelet as part of his conditions of release on this matter, cut off the GPS and fled. Authorities detected a GPS strap violation, and the records were filed with the court. Efforts were made by Brockton Police and Massachusetts State Police to locate and apprehend Jean-Paul, and those efforts are currently active and ongoing.

Judge William F. Sullivan continued the trial in absentia and the jury returned a guilty verdict. Sentencing will occur after Jean-Paul is apprehended.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kevin O’Leary and was investigated by Brockton Police. The Victim Witness Advocate was Ashley Llewellyn.

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  1. Fed Up

    July 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Some judge decided to let this thug out with a GPS. Typical Massachusetts Criminal ” justice ” system. Release violent people and they do violent things and so many resources are wasted in recapturing dirt like this guy all the while they create more victims. Chances are this woman wouldn’t have been stabbed is a judge never let him free to begin with. It’s disgusting there’s absolutely no accountability for these judges. This state is a complete joke.

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