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Man found guilty of fatal stabbing in Rancho Cordova

A 23-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in a 2014 stabbing in Rancho Cordova.

A jury on Tuesday found Fabian Pozos guilty in the death of Maurice Lynch, 20, and also found that Pozos used a knife in committing the crime, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Pozos lived next door to Lynch at a housing facility operated by Volunteers of America in the 10500 block of Peter A. McCuen Boulevard. About midnight on June 21, 2014, Pozos was inside Lynch’s apartment with other guests. When Pozos became aggressive with a female guest, Lynch confronted him. Following a brief argument, Pozos threatened to kill Lynch and other guests before going back to his apartment, authorities said.

Pozos returned with a knife and confronted Lynch, who was on his way to alert staff members at the housing facility to Pozos’ behavior. Pozos stabbed Lynch in the chest, puncturing his heart. Lynch died minutes later.

Pozos is to be sentenced Sept. 4 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Russell Hom.