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Woman found guilty in fatal stabbing of 84-year-old man

Tiana Smith-Anderson
Tiana Smith-Anderson Booking photo, Sacramento Police Department

A woman accused of fatally stabbing an 84-year-old man in his Sacramento home has been convicted of second-degree murder.

A jury on Thursday found Tiana Smith-Anderson, 30, guilty in the 2013 death of Singh B. Singh, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Singh and Smith-Anderson were acquaintances. On Sept. 8, 2013, Smith Anderson was alone with Singh at his Oak Park home. Later that night, Singh’s daughter returned home and went to bed.

When she woke up the next morning, she went to check on her father and found him on the bedroom floor covered with a blanket and a large pool of blood, authorities said.

Police and paramedics were summoned, and Singh was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed that he had been stabbed 26 times.

Smith-Anderson is to be sentenced Jan. 6 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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