(Woodland, CA) – September 2, 2015 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Yolo County Judge Paul K. Richardson sentenced Adam Akhtar Malik, 36, of Davis, to seven years in state prison for stabbing and threatening a West Sacramento resident at his home.
During trial, the jury heard evidence that on October 15, 2014, Malik waited at the trailer of a West Sacramento resident, crept up behind him and threatened to kill him while slicing his throat with a large knife. When the victim was able to get away, Malik drove his knife into the victim’s back hard enough to break bone. Malik then fled the scene and attempted to destroy the evidence tying him to his crime. Malik testified on his own behalf claiming 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. The jury found Malik not guilty of attempted murder.