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Woman killed in Fall River homicide has softball number retired as family deals with sudden and tragic loss



A woman who was killed in Fall River on Monday has been honored by the softball league she played for.

Fall River Police responded to the Globe Car Wash on Broadway after receiving a 911 call just after 12:30 p.m. regarding a potential shooting.

When first responders arrived on scene, they found the victim, 45-year-old Jessenia Simmons of New Bedford, already deceased in one of the car wash bays after being stabbed then shot.

The suspect, 33-year-old Angelo Leo, initially fled from the scene of the shooting in a vehicle but turned himself in to police in Tiverton, RI about a half-hour later.

Those who knew Simmons remember her as a caring, kind and loving person who always had a smile on her face and loved life.

On Wednesday, The Providence Hispanic Softball League Alliance and the Rosario Softball League, which Simmons was actively a part of, dedicated their tournament to her and forever retired her number 77 to make sure that she will never be forgotten.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has also been created by one of Simmons’ best friends. Simmons was reportedly supporting her three children and mother at the time of her death. Expenses are also needed for Simmons’ funeral.

Services for Simmons were not immediately available.



  1. Barack Warren

    June 4, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    It’s tragic and sad but just another woman killed by her on-again off-again boyfriend.

    Women need to wise up and stop being abused by guys who “love them” and beat them up. From Nicole Simpson to Melania Trump, this is a sad situation that happens over and over and over.

    Let this death not be for nothing. Let’s hope young girls see this as a teachable moment as why it’s a bad idea to get involved with the thugs.

  2. Milta Valentin

    June 5, 2023 at 11:48 am

    So sad. Yes, once abusive always abusive. No respect for women what-so-ever. Also, once a murderer, always a murderer. Put him away..Oh, guess what? He’ll be out in a couple of years, meet someone else and do it again. Any justice? We’ll have to wait and see. She deserves it. And true.. take this as an example. Meet someone.. and abusive, disrespectful right from the start.. Run for your life. “Do Not” stay.. lots of help out there. And dont be afraid.

  3. Cuthecord

    June 5, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Melania TRUMP?

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