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Man convicted of murder in friend’s stabbing death

A man accused of killing a longtime friend has been convicted of first-degree murder.

A Sacramento County jury on Friday also found Dinette Patterson, 40, guilty of using a deadly weapon, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

The incident occurred March 7, 2014, when a group of friends were playing video games and smoking marijuana at an apartment complex on Florin Road. After several hours, some of the friends left the apartment.

For no apparent reason, Patterson fatally stabbed Charles Jordan, 42, of Sacramento, authorities said. Patterson fled to San Diego, where he was captured at his brother’s residence.

Patterson is to be sentenced Nov. 2 before Sacramento Superior Court judge Michael Savage.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy