‘Tried to warn Em tried to tell Em told Em stop that you my son don’t make me spank you’ – Graciela Paulino apparently had no remorse, about fatally shooting a stranger for daring to cross her on the road in Lowell Massachusetts, last week
20-yer-old Paulino was arrested for shooting and a fellow road user who cut her off at lunch time, Feb 15
Cops say Graciela Paulino, shot and killed the 34-year-old Marc Devoe, Thursday afternoon following a road rage incident near Gallagher Intermodal Terminal
She later went bragging about the murder on Facebook
Construction worker Devoe and his co-worker were on their lunch break in Lowell when Devoe noticed a driver he may have cut off was following them
Devoe pulled over and an argument between him and the other driver ensued
The co-worker said that Devoe drove off and Paulino followed and then fired a single shot at Devoe after he pulled over a second time and got out of the car
Devoe was rushed to a hospital in Lowell where he died
Paulino has charged with murder for the death of Marc Devoe, faces life in prison with no chance of parole, if convicted
Police have charged Graciela Paulino [photo] with murder in the shooting death of Marc Devoe
A callous sounding Massachusetts woman has been accused of murder and a subsequent brag on Facebook about the slaying hours after she allegedly shot and killed a man who had cut her off during lunch time traffic, police said.
Graciela Paulino was arrested on Thursday for fatally shooting 34-year-old Marc Devoe in the chest following a road rage incident in Lowell, according to the Lowell Sun.
Police said Devoe, a construction worker for Excel Mechanical Inc, was on his lunch break with a co-worker when he noticed that another driver he may have cut off was following them.
That driver, Graciela Paulino, 20, also a Lowell resident, was ordered held without bail on Friday, arraigned on a single count of murder in Lowell District Court.
Consruction worker, Marc Devoe [photo L-R], was killed on Thursday following a lunch time road rage incident in Lowell, Massachusetts
Alleged killer, Graciela Paulino bragged about the shooting of Devoe on a Facebook post that police said was posted hours after the incident
Devoe’s 34-year-old co-worker, whose identity was not released, advised his friend to drive past the Thorndike Exchange, where they had been working, to the Gallagher Intermodal Terminal next door.
According to a police report, Devoe stopped in the terminal parking lot and the other driver, later identified as 20-year-old Paulino pulled up next to them.
The co-worker told police that Devoe and Paulino ‘were yelling back and forth at each other’ when he saw Paulino reach in her waistband. The co-worker told Devoe to get back in the car and leave.
Devoe pulled out of the parking lot, and Paulino followed.
Police said Marc Devoe was shot in the chest Feb 15, by another driver he may have cut off. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
Devoe’s coworker told him to drive through the terminal’s parking lot instead of returning to their work site next door with Paulino still following them. He then pulled over on the terminal’s access road under a bridge, got out of his car and stood on the side of the road. As Paulino drove past she fired a single gunshot at Devoe, the co-worker told police.
Devoe got back in his car and tried to drive after Paulino but crashed the car. Witnesses said Devoe then got out of the car before collapsing.
The co-worker performed CPR until first responders arrived. Devoe was rushed to Lowell General Hosptial where he was pronounced dead at 1:15pm.
Officers later found Paulino’s abandoned car and tracked her down to a building on Grand street, where she had been hiding in a stairwell. She was arrested without incident around 11pm Thursday, about 10 hours after the shooting.
Paulino faces life in prison with no chance of parole if convicted
According to the Lowell Sun, police also discovered that Paulino had seemingly bragged about the shooting on Facebook, writing: ‘Tried to warn Em tried to tell Em told Em stop that you my son don’t make me spank you’.
Police said she wrote the post around 2:30pm on Thursday.
Paulino was arraigned on Friday on a single count of murder. She is being held without bail and faces life in prison with no chance of parole if convicted.