A Bronx man who pleaded guilty to stabbing a blind woman to death before throwing her body off of a roof was sentenced to 25 years in prison, the Bronx District Attorney announced Thursday.
Duvale Stevens, 38, allegedly stabbed 49-year-old Andrea Hurd 28 times during an early morning argument in her apartment at 367 East 154th Street on March 27, 2013.
Stevens then carried the woman’s body up to the roof and threw her off, authorities said. He then went to sleep in her bed, where he was discovered the next morning by police.
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“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,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said.
“Now he will serve 25 years for this savage crime.”
Stevens pleaded guilty last April to first-degree manslaughter.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Alvin Yearwood oversaw the case.