- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A former boxer has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing and bludgeoning to death his former girlfriend on a street in Queens.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Trevis Hall was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the December, 2014 death of Margarita Rivera.

Trevis was a former featherweight boxer and Golden Gloves winner. Prosecutors say he used a knife and a pipe that he had just purchased at a Home Depot to attack the 31-year-old victim.

Hall was found unconscious in a dumpster following a suicide attempt later that day.

His lawyer, Steven Silberblatt, said the crime was not premeditated and that there were serious errors in the case. He said they plan to appeal.

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