By Philip Newman
A former boxing champion from Queens has been convicted of murder and other crimes in the death of his former girlfriend, who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death in 2014, the Queens district attorney said.
The defendant was apprehended the same day of the slaying after a suicide attempt.
Queens DA Richard Brown identified the boxer as Trevis Hall, 28, of Brookhaven Boulevard in Far Rockaway.
After a nearly three-week trial, a jury convicted Hall of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon on July 20. State Supreme Court Justice Barry Schwartz set sentencing for Sept. 7, when Hall could get 25 years to life in prison.
Brown said that according to testimony, the defendant’s former girlfriend, Margarita Rivera, 31, was on Watson Place in Jamaica around 2.30 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2014, when Hall stabbed her numerous times in the chest and repeatedly struck her in the head with a pipe.
When police asked who had attacked her, she was able to say “Tre” three times, said Brown, who added that sources claimed Hall attempted a drug overdose soon after the attack.
Hall was found unconconcious in a dumpster on 127th Street in Richmond Hill.
The defendant was a Golden Gloves featherweight champion in 2009.