Man Who Stabbed Blind Woman to Death & Threw Her Body Off Roof Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

         Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a 49-year-old blind woman and throwing her mutilated body off a roof.

 

District Attorney Clark said, “The victim, Andrea Hurd, treated the defendant as a friend, and he viciously stabbed her, callously disposed of her body and then slept in her apartment as if nothing had happened. Now he will serve 25 years for this savage crime.”

 

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Duvale Stevens, 38, of 3318 Third Avenue in the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx, was sentenced today, June 9, 2016, by Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alvin Yearwood to 25 years in prison. Stevens pleaded guilty on April 25, 2016, to first-degree manslaughter.

 

According to the investigation, in the early morning hours of March 27, 2013, Stevens and Hurd were socializing in Hurd’s apartment at 367 East 154th Street in the Melrose neighborhood. The two got into a heated argument and Stevens grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Hurd approximately 28 times. Stevens then carried Hurd’s body up to the roof of her apartment building and tossed it over. He returned to Hurd’s apartment and fell asleep in her bed, where he was discovered by police the next morning.

 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Orville Reynolds.

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