Man Accused of Killing Woman in Stoughton to Receive Psych Evaluation

Amber Buckner, 40, was found dead in a shed behind a home in Stoughton on Dec. 13.

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in Stoughton, Massachusetts, in December appeared in court Tuesday to face a new murder charge in the killing.

Victor Carter, 40, pleaded not guilty in Norfolk Superior Court after being indicted by a grand jury in February. He'd previously pleaded not guilty on a murder charge brought in Stoughton District Court — the new court hearing was prompted by the grand jury's new murder charge.

A doctor who examined Carter Tuesday recommended that, given how a psychiatric condition he has was manifesting, he be re-evaluated in a state facility for competency to stand trial, which the judge ordered.

Carter is accused of the violent killing of Amber Buckner, whose body was found in a shed behind a home on Park Street where the 40-year-old was living on Dec. 13.

“She had approximately 30 stab wounds, she had defensive wounds on her hands and the handle of what was later determined to be a 4-inch tactical knife was protruding from her temple,” prosecutors said in court in January.

A man charged in the stabbing death of a Stoughton woman appeared in court Tuesday.

In the same shed as Buckner's body, prosecutors said, investigators found men's clothing, consistent with what Carter might wear, stained red-brown, consistent with blood.

Authorities have said Buckner and Carter had a relationship history.

Carter was arrested at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Amber Buckner was remembered as generous, fun-loving, happy and kind.

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