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Man convicted of murder for stabbing woman at Rancho Cordova apartment

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the January 2015 stabbing death of a Rancho Cordova woman.

Harold Fulkerson, 30, was found guilty Monday in the death of 58-year-old Teresa Anderson. The jury also found that Fulkerson used a deadly weapon and committed the crime while out on bail for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

On Jan. 27, 2015, Fulkerson was visiting a friend at the Ashgrove Place Apartments in the 3200 block of Laurelhurst Drive, east of Mather Field Road. Fulkerson followed Anderson into a bedroom and stabbed her 17 times.

Other people in the apartment called authorities, who arrested Fulkerson at the scene and retrieved the murder weapon. Fulkerson claimed that his use of marijuana and methamphetamine caused him to suffer hallucinations.

Authorities said Fulkerson and Anderson had no history of conflict.

Fulkerson is to be sentenced Feb. 2 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Savage.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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