BOSTON (WHDH) - A 16-year-old girl was ordered held without bond Monday in connection with a double stabbing in Jamaica Plain on Saturday that left a 21-year-old woman dead and a teenage girl hospitalized, police said.
Wilmary Mejia is facing charges including one count each of murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. She is due back in court on March 24 and is being charged as an adult.
Officers responded to a call for a person stabbed at 5 Woodside Ave. around 5 p.m.
The victims were taken to separate Boston hospitals.
A 21-year-old woman was later pronounced dead from multiple stab wounds. Police identified her on Monday as Brianna Brown.
The other victim, a 17-year-old girl, is expected to survive.
Immediately after the incident, officers apprehended Mejia in the area of Glen Road, according to police. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later arrested.
In court Monday, prosecutors said Mejia’s boyfriend sent explicit photos to the two victims, prompting Mejia to want to pick a fight.
Prosecutors said Mejia came to Jamaica Plain Saturday seeking that fight. Prosecutors said Mejia allegedly stabbed the 21-year-old in the chest and the neck. They said Mejia allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old in the chest.
Mejia was kept away from the public eye in court Monday, where her lawyer told the judge his client is remorseful. He said she does not have a criminal record.
“It’s going to take a while to sort through all that info and to sort through what happened on that sidewalk,” Mejia’s attorney said. “None of us were there. We don’t know what happened.”
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