SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The suspect in a gruesome 2010 murder in Del Paso Heights was found guilty by a Sacramento County jury on Friday.

Daniel Foalima, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Arun Singh. He faces 25 years to life in prison when he’s scheduled to be sentenced July 6.

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Daniel Foalima

On August 7, 2010, Singh was staying alone at his daughter’s North Avenue apartment. Neighbors heard the fire alarm go off sometime after 2 a.m. and rushed to the apartment. They found Singh, 50, dead from a combination of blunt force trauma, stab wounds and asphyxiation.

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One of Singh’s hands was cut off and attempt was made to sever his other hand. Every bone in his face was also broken.

Nine days later, a tip was sent to Sacramento Police detectives that directed them to the severed hand and knives in a field nearby. The tipster, a former girlfriend of Foalima’s, eventually said she heard Foalima talking about the murder.

Foalima went to the apartment to rob Singh and then tried to start a fire and dismember the victim to cover his tracks, according to police.

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This was the district attorney’s office second try at a conviction against Foalima after the first jury couldn’t reach a verdict in March.