Fall River woman sentenced for role in multiple shootings


FALL RIVER – After admitting her role in several Fall River and New Bedford shootings last week – including a 2019 New Bedford homicide – a Fall River woman has been sentenced to up to six years in prison. state prison.

Ashlee Cambra, 24, pleaded guilty last week to a variety of charges, including aiding and abetting murder, assault and battery with a firearm, attempted assault and others, said Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Cambra was arrested in connection with a July 2020 shooting in which her co-defendants Brian Ortiz, Tyrell Woodis-Pina and Giovanni Vale-Valentin allegedly argued at a New Bedford Petromart.

They allegedly shot and injured two men from the opposing group before Cambra chased them from the scene, according to the prosecutor’s office.

After the shooting, Cambra lied to police about when she arrived at her home in Fall River that evening.

Meanwhile, investigators investigating a September 2019 shooting in Fall River and a fatal shooting in New Bedford in October 2019 uncovered evidence that Cambra aided the alleged perpetrators in both incidents.

She was arrested again in March 2021, the prosecutor’s office said.

In September 2019, Cambra drove two co-defendants, Kevin Edwards and Mauricio Pineda, near Morgan and Fourth streets in Fall River.

There, the pair reportedly fired a gun multiple times, damaging parked cars, before Cambra chased them from the scene, eventually taking them briefly to Florida.

In October 2019, Cambra brought the same suspects back to Florida after a New Bedford shooting that paralyzed a man and killed 17-year-old Paul Collazo Ruiz on Ashley Boulevard.

Pineda and Edwards are also the suspects in this shooting.

All of the cases against Cambra’s co-defendants are still pending except for the case involving Tyrell Woodis-Pina, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Woodis-Pina was convicted of illegal firearms charges in 2021 and is serving a three to seven year sentence.

Cambra pleaded guilty to indictments charging him with aiding and abetting murder after the fact, aiding and abetting with a firearm after the fact, attempted assault, and assault with a gun. a firearm, carrying an illegal firearm and possessing a large capacity firearm.

Prosecutors had requested a sentence of more than nine years in prison, but she was sentenced to four to six years.

At the end of her prison term, she will be placed on probation for another two years.

The conditions of his release will include no contact with known gang members, no contact with witnesses or co-defendants in any of the cases, provision of a DNA sample for a database, and no possession of drugs. or weapons.

“This defendant was complicit in a series of violent shootings, including a homicide,” District Attorney Thomas Quinn said. “The state prison sentence holds her accountable for her role in these senseless incidents.”

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