- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A man has been convicted in a Pleasanton cold case involving the 1984 murder of his high school classmate.

Fourteen-year-old Tina Faelz was stabbed to death while walking home from Foothill High School. Her body was found on a popular shortcut trail used by students.

Investigators say a DNA match led them in 2011 to Steven John Carlson.

Carlson’s case initially landed in juvenile court because he was 16 at the time. But an Alameda County judge transferred it to adult court, citing the brutal nature of the crime and previous failed attempts at rehabilitation.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1ucub96) that Carlson was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.

The 46-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 9. He faces 26 years to life in state prison.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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