STOUGHTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A man charged with the murder of a Stoughton mother faced a judge on Tuesday morning.

Victor Carter, 39, is accused of killing 40-year-old mother of three Amber Buckner, who was found dead in an unattached structure behind the house at 743 Park St. on Dec. 13.

Prosecutors say Buckner was stabbed over 30 times and had defensive wounds on her hands. A four-inch tactical knife was also protruding from her right temple when she was found and there was bloody evidence, including men’s clothing, at the scene of the crime.

Carter was arrested at a bus terminal in New York on Dec. 17 and was recently moved to Massachusetts.

Officials say Carter had a relationship history with Buckner and Buckner was last seen with him at 2 a.m. the day she was murdered.

Buckner’s family and friends said she dealt with some personal struggles, but had recently gotten a job and was getting her life back on track.

Carter is being held without bail on one count of murder. His probable cause hearing is scheduled for February 22.

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