The last of four defendants in the 2015 stabbing death of a man at a rural El Dorado County residence has been convicted of first-degree murder.
An El Dorado County jury on Thursday found Nalana Omega guilty in the slaying of 55-year-old Pete Thomas, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. His body was found Feb. 3, 2015, after sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 3200 block of Sandridge Road. The stabbing reportedly occurred during a robbery.
Omega was arrested about two weeks later.
Prosecution of the four suspects in the case was severed into three separate trials resulting in first-degree felony murder convictions for all four defendants, the news release said. Roberto Barrera and Raul Gonzalez Jr. were tried and convicted first, followed by the trial and conviction of Danielle Marie Weed.
Weed, Gonzalez and Barrera are to be sentenced Friday. Omega’s sentencing is set for July 20.