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Davis man convicted in 2014 stabbing in West Sacramento

A Davis man has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbing of a West Sacramento man in October.

A Yolo County jury on Friday also found Adam Akhtar Malik guilty of criminal threats and enhancements for causing great bodily injury and using a knife, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release. Jurors found him not guilty of attempted murder, prosecutors said.

Jurors heard evidence that Malik, on Oct. 15, 2014, waited at the trailer of a West Sacramento resident, crept up behind the man and threatened to kill him, while slicing his throat with a large knife. Just before the victim got away, Malik drove his knife into the victim’s back hard enough to break bone, authorities said.

Malik then left the scene and attempted to destroy evidence tying him to the crime. He testified that he acted in self-defense, authorities said.

Malik is to be sentenced July 21.

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