Blind Woman Stabbed to Death and Thrown Off Building, Police Say

By Julie Shapiro and Joe Parziale  on March 27, 2013 10:02pm  | Updated on March 28, 2013 4:45pm

 A woman was found stabbed to death at 696 Courtlandt Ave. in The Bronx March 27, 2013, police said.
A woman was found stabbed to death at 696 Courtlandt Ave. in The Bronx March 27, 2013, police said.
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THE BRONX — A Bronx man stabbed a blind woman repeatedly before throwing her body off a Melrose building Wednesday, police said.

Cops said Duvale Stevens, 35, attacked 49-year-old Andrea Hurd, an apparent acquaintance, inside her East 154th Street apartment early Wednesday morning, stabbing her several times in the torso before hurling her corpse off the roof of a five-story building.

Stevens confessed to hacking Hurd with a kitchen knife after a drug- and alcohol-fueled fight, returning to her bed and going to sleep after the alleged murder, the New York Post reported.

Cops found Hurd’s body Wednesday afternoon and took Stevens in for questioning shortly afterward, police said.

A building superintendent recognized Hurd’s body in a Courtlandt Avenue alley near the home Wednesday afternoon, the Post reported.

Stevens was on parole for attempted drug sales, and landed in prison three times between 1997 and 2011 for attempted burglary, attempted assault and attempted narcotics sale, the paper said.

Stevens faces charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

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