Woman found guilty in parking space slashing

May 4, 2012
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A Mission Hill woman was convicted this week of slashing her neighbor with a kitchen knife in a 2010 dispute about a parking space, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Carmen Andino, 40, will be sentenced May 9 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Her 17-year-old daughter was acquitted in the same trial of a charge of joining in the attack with a screwdriver.

Suffolk County prosecutors said the trouble began when the victim shoveled snow out of a parking space on McGreevey Way in the Mission Main housing development. She returned to find the public on-street space “reserved” with children’s furniture placed in it by Andino. The victim removed the items and parked in the space. Confronted by Andino, the victim moved the car.

On Jan. 11, 2010, Andino went to the victim’s home and again confronted her, resulting in a fight. During the fight, Andino produced the knife and slashed the victim’s face and underarm, causing serious injuries.

Andino tossed the knife down a sewer grate, where police officers found it. Tests showed the knife still had the victim’s blood on it.

Andino is being held in jail pending sentencing.

From press materials.

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