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Davis man sentenced to prison for attack on West Sacramento resident

A Davis man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison for stabbing and threatening a West Sacramento resident at his home.

Adam Akhtar Malik, 36, was sentenced Wednesday by Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul K. Richardson.

During the trial, the jury heard evidence that on Oct. 15, 2014, Malik was waiting at a West Sacramento man’s mobile home, crept up behind him and threatened to kill him while slicing his throat with a large knife, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. When the victim was able to break free, Malik stabbed him in the back, authorities said.

Malik then fled and attempted to destroy the evidence tying him to the crime.

Malik testified on his own behalf, saying he acted in self-defense.

The jury found Malik guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats and enhancements for causing great bodily injury and using a knife, but found him not guilty of attempted murder.