A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted Nazir Fazel of first-degree murder for the Nov. 10, 2005, shooting death of Mohammad Samini in Elk Grove.
Fazel, 55, had been romantically involved with the 60-year-old Samini's wife years before the shooting, sheriff's investigators said. Authorities say he fled to Afghanistan after the shooting on Bertolani Circle and was arrested in late 2009 while crossing over into the country of Georgia. He was extradited to Sacramento in March 2010.
Judge Russell L. Hom scheduled Fazel's sentencing for Nov. 10.