A New York judge has sentenced a former boxing champion to 25 years to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, as reported by New York Post.
Trevis Hall, 31, stabbed and bludgeoned his girlfriend, Margarita Rivera, with a knife and a pipe in 2014 because she was in the process of breaking up with him, according to trial testimony.
Cops found Rivera laying in a pool of her own blood right on the sidewalk of her Queens neighborhood. She managed to tell emergency responders that it was “Tre” that had conducted the attack as they delivered her to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, according to NBC4.
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Later that day, investigators located Hall passed out in a dumpster. Police found a receipt for a pipe inside of his pocket, with court records indicating that he had purchased the murder weapon just 90 minutes before she was killed.
“Breaking up with someone should not equal a death sentence, but in a violent rage this defendant carried out a brutal execution of his former lover,” Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a statement.
Hall was convicted of first degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. His lawyer, Steven Silberblatt, has said that they are planning an appeal, noting that there were “serious errors” in the case and that the crime was not premeditated.
Trevis Hall is a former Golden Gloves boxing champion, who fought as a featherweight and was referred to in boxing circles as “Black Mama.”
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