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Life term for man convicted in deadly Sacramento stabbing

A man convicted Tuesday in a deadly stabbing at a Sacramento home last year faces a life sentence in the slaying.

Sacramento Superior Court jurors found Rodney Bruno guilty of first-degree murder in the Oct. 2, 2016, killing of Virgil Torres during an argument that escalated into a fight at a Tahoe Park-area home, Sacramento County District Attorney’s officials announced Wednesday .

Bruno, 53, faces up to 86 years to life in state prison at his scheduled Nov. 17 sentencing before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny.

Torres was stabbed multiple times during the fight, prosecutors alleged at the trial. Jurors also found true prosecutors’ allegations that Bruno used a deadly weapon to kill Torres.

Prosecutors also say Bruno had a 1980 conviction for voluntary manslaughter and was convicted of robbery in 2008.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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