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Man sentenced for 2012 stabbing death of transient in Rancho Cordova

A man convicted of the 2012 stabbing death of a homeless man in Rancho Cordova has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

A jury in January found Tywan Johnson, 30, guilty of second-degree murder and torture in the death of 55-year-old Jeffery Rozenski. Johnson was sentenced Wednesday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene Balonon, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s office news release.

Rozenski’s body was found the night of Nov. 26, 2012, by a passer-by outside a pet clinic in the 2800 block of La Loma Drive. Authorities described Rozenski as a transient who frequented the Rancho Cordova area and reported that his body had been found on the ground with a bicycle.

Prosecutors said Johnson repeatedly stabbed Rozenski, killing him.