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What was the outcome of the trial for man accused of killing his roommate?

Q: James Feci had his trial and nothing is being reported anywhere. Was he found guilty?

Steve Oldham, Sacramento

A: A Sacramento County jury on Monday convicted James Michael Feci of murder in the September 2016 shooting death of his roommate, 26-year-old Matthew Lambert.

He is to be sentenced Jan. 5, according to Sacramento Superior Court records available online.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies went to a home in the 9500 block of Linda Rio Drive in the La Riviera neighborhood just before 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, 2016, after receiving a 911 call about a shooting. They found Lambert with a gunshot wound to his head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A sheriff’s spokesman said at the time that the two men had been involved in an argument and physical fight before the shooting. Lambert’s father told The Sacramento Bee that a third roommate, who was home at the time of the incident, told him the shooting stemmed from a fight regarding Lambert’s girlfriend.

Feci, 36, ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Rancho Cordova City Council in 2014. Following his arrest in Lambert’s shooting, he was initially released from jail on bail. He was remanded to custody a few days later and remains in Sacramento County Jail awaiting sentencing.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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