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Man charged with murder of ex-girlfriend in Stoughton ordered held without bail


The man charged with murdering an ex-girlfriend in an outbuilding of a Stoughton home last month is being held without bail and is scheduled for a dangerousness hearing.

The Tuesday morning arraignment of Victor Carter, 39, at Stoughton District Court resulted in the charging documents becoming impounded. The dangerousness hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

With those documents impounded, whatever details they contain, from the state of victim Amber Buckner’s body — which Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey said last month was left with such severe wounds that it “was pretty simple for the police to figure” it was a homicide — to the pair’s relationship is not up for public scrutiny.

What is known is that the people who lived at 743 Park St. “had expected to see” Buckner, 40, when they went out to the outbuilding she was living at on the property on Dec. 13, but instead found her body, Morrissey said during a press conference later that day.

By the weekend, on Dec. 17, police had Carter, their suspect, in custody at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.

During press conferences, Morrissey stressed concerns over domestic violence and urged, “If you do not feel safe in your relationship, or you know someone who is not safe in their relationship,” to call the Massachusetts domestic violence services hotline, SafeLink, at (877) 785-2020.

STOUGHTON, MA - Police work the scene where a body was found at 743 Park Street. (Staff Photo By Chris Christo/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Chris Christo/Boston Herald

Police work the scene Dec. 13, where the body of Amber Buckner, 40, was found at 743 Park St. in Stoughton. (Chris Christo/Boston Herald)



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