Prosecutors: Mother found dead behind Stoughton home was stabbed more than 2 dozen times

STOUGHTON, Mass. — The man charged in connection with the brutal stabbing death of a mother in Stoughton last month has been ordered held without bail.

Victor Carter, 39, was arraigned Tuesday in Stoughton District Court on one count of murder in the death of 40-year-old Amber Buckner, who was found in a shed behind her home on Park Street in Stoughton in mid-December.

During the hearing, prosecutors told the court that Buckner was found suffering from about 30 stab wounds, defensive wounds on her hands, and the handle of a four-inch tactical knife protruding from her temple.

Carter was taken into custody days after Buckner was found dead when investigators tracked him to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey noted that Carter has recently lived in Stoughton and Brockton. He is said to have had a relationship history with Buckner, who was the mother to three children.

Buckner’s friends told Boston 25 News that she loved cooking and was working hard to turn her life around after battling drug addiction.

“The person who did this didn’t just ruin one life, it ruined so many. She was a great person and just getting her life back,” Jason Ferris said.

Carter is due back in court for a probable cause hearing on Feb. 22.

If you do not feel safe in your relationship, or if you know someone who is not safe in their relationship, you’re encouraged to call the Massachusetts state-wide domestic violence services hotline SafeLink at 877-785-2020.

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