No Bail For Brockton Teen In Murder Of Woman Outside Church

BROCKTON (CBS) – A Brockton teenager was ordered held without bail Monday, charged with shooting and killing a woman who was just leaving church.

Frank Webb, 19, is charged with murder in Saturday’s shooting of 51-year-old grandmother Jennifer Rodrigues Teixeira.

“He should get the same thing he gave my mother…death,” said Melissa Teixeira, the daughter of 51 year old Jennifer Teixeira.

She was shot twice as she walked out of a Baptist church on Pleasant Street at around 1:30 p.m.

“Witnesses say (Webb) was shooting wildly, and Teixeira was hit in the back,” said prosecutor Peter Maguire.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports.

Teixeira had been volunteering at the church in a fund-raising effort.

“She was a loving, caring person. She spent all her time caring for her family and the church,” said her aunt, Julie Peabody.

Police responded quickly to the shooting, and tracked down Webb, who was free on bail after recently being arrested for selling cocaine. They also found a .45 caliber handgun, who witnesses claim to have seen Webb stash in a bush.

The motive is still not clear. Police don’t believe Teixeira was targeted, but they say they don’t know if Webb was firing the gun randomly or at someone else.

Her family was furious after the arraignment Monday because Webb did not show his face in court.

WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields contributed to this report.

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  • William

    The U.S.A. Constitution states that unreasonable bail shall not be laid on the people. This is a violation of the Constitution and needs to be stopped right now and any one who helps this act should be charged with treson for not following the Constitution.

    • William makes me sick

      Hey William how about one of the most famous lines from the U.S.A. Constitution, which you love to quote from, that talks about the inherit rights of life liberty and the Pursuit of happiness. This “man” clearly took all of those rights away from this woman and I’m pretty sure that the founding fathers would find the denial of bail for this monster quite reasonable.

  • kas

    You are correct that the 8th Amendment states that no excessive bail may be imposed, but no where does it say that bail can’t be denied

    MA and most other status, has made the provisions to deny bail in capitol cases, such as this one.

    But sure, if he (or you on his behalf) believe that he has a constitutional case here, go ahead and file it.

    Let me know when so I can have the popcorn ready cause that’s gonna be one entertaining case

    This “fine young man” stands accused with overwhelming evidence of GUNNING DOWN AN INNOCENT WOMAN

    Yeah, let’s grant him bail so he can run

    But, don’t fear. This is still MA. He will get convicted for man slaughter and paroled in 2-4 years tops

  • Kelly

    What a tragedy. God Bless this woman’s family. People in Brockton can’t even go to CHURCH anymore without having to fear that these crazy people going to shoot them dead. And we all know where this man is from just like the rest of them. Disgusting.

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