DATE: January 6, 2017
CASE: Tiana Smith-Anderson (Case #13F05990)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Satnam Rattu, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
The Honorable Kevin McCormick sentenced 30-year-old Tiana Smith-Anderson to 17 years to life in prison. On November 17, 2016, a jury convicted Smith-Anderson of the second-degree murder of Singh B. Singh. The jury also found true that Smith-Anderson used a deadly weapon in the course of the murder.
Mr. Singh and Smith-Anderson were acquaintances. On September 8, 2013, Smith-Anderson was alone with 84-year-old Singh B. Singh at his Oak Park home. Later that night, Mr. Singh’s daughter returned home and went to bed. When she woke up the next morning, she went to check on her father and found him on the bedroom floor covered with a blanket and a large pool of blood. Responding officers found Mr. Singh dead on scene. Singh’s autopsy revealed he had been stabbed 26 times. The Sacramento Police Department, in the follow-up investigation, located witnesses who encountered Smith-Anderson immediately after the homicide in possession of Sing’s property.
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