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Steven Carlson convicted of first-degree 1984 murder of Tina Faelz who he stabbed 44 times

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man was convicted of first-degree murder today for stabbing a 14-year-old classmate 44 times in Pleasanton in 1984, when he was 16 years old. After deliberating for a day, a jury found Steven Carlson, 46, guilty of the April 5, 1984, murder of Tina Faelz as she walked home from school. Faelz was found in a ditch near Interstate Highway 680 east of Foothill High School.

Both attended the school and Carlson lived near the murder scene. The case went unsolved for 27 years, but investigators connected Carlson to Faelz’s murder through DNA testing of blood found on Faelz’s purse. The motive for the stabbing was unclear and investigators never found the murder weapon.

Carlson has a long criminal history, including convictions for committing lewd acts with a child under the age of 14 and assault. He was arrested and charged in August 2011 with murdering Faelz. He faces 26 years to life in prison when sentenced on Jan. 9.

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