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Woman convicted of fatally stabbing Brooklyn man more than 80 times in head, neck, hands

BROOKLYN, NY — A woman has been convicted of fatally stabbing a man more than 80 times in his head, neck and chest inside his Brooklyn home two years ago, the DA announced Wednesday.

Chivona Hughes was convicted Dec. 6, 2016, of second-degree murder in the death of a Brooklyn man. (Brooklyn DA)

Chivona Hughes was convicted Dec. 6, 2016, of second-degree murder in the death of a Brooklyn man. (Brooklyn DA)

Chivona Hughes, a 34-year-old from Boston, was convicted of second-degree murder on Tuesday, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.

She killed Richard Saunders, 47, on Sept. 19, 2014.

“This defendant callously and viciously stabbed the victim more than 80 times, killing him. She has now been held accountable for this brutal attack,” Gonzalez said.

Hughes’ purse and identification were found at Saunders’ Brownsville-area home, along with a bloody palm print and a knife with her DNA on the handle, according to trial testimony.

After the murder, she fled to Massachusetts and and was apprehended in Boston in October 2014, the DA stated.

Hughes’ sentencing is Jan. 11, 2017. She faces up to 25 years to life in prison.