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Man sentenced to prison for stabbing death of Rancho Cordova neighbor

A man convicted of killing his neighbor following an argument at a Rancho Cordova housing complex has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

A Sacramento County jury in August found 23-year-old Fabian Pozos guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Maurice Lynch. Pozos was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Russell Hom.

Pozos lived next door to Lynch at a housing facility operated by Volunteers of America in the 10500 block of Peter McCuen Boulevard in Rancho Cordova. 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.