Woman Sentenced to Jail in Carjacking Case

January 14, 2016

January 14, 2016

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WORCESTER –A Worcester woman was sentenced this week to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction for her involvement in a 2014 carjacking, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Jennifer Keane, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court to carjacking and armed robbery. Judge Shannon Frison sentenced Keane to jail time for the carjacking, and three years of probation on the armed robbery charge. The judge also ordered the defendant to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatments as determined by probation department.

Keane and co-defendant James Bishop, also of Worcester, were accused of using a weapon (box cutter blade) to carjack a car on Portland Street in December of 2014.

Bishop pleaded guilty late last year and was sentenced to three years to three years and a day in state prison and three years of probation from and after that sentence.