By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man accused of stabbing a woman to death off an American River bike trail has been convicted of murder.

Back in January 2020, Lora Hoagland was on the trail when she ran into Steven Wilson.

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Prosecutors said Hoagland looked to be in distress, prompting Wilson to wrap her in his jacket and carry her off the bike trail. Wilson then set her down under a railroad pass and, without warning, allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Hoagland.

Hoagland bled to death at the scene, prosecutors said. Wilson’s ex-girlfriend, who was with him when they first ran into Hoagland on the trail, was the one who called police.

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Wilson was soon arrested. Officers said he had the same jacket that he had allegedly wrapped around Hoagland – which also had her blood on it.

On Monday, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office announced Wilson was convicted of first-degree murder.

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Wilson is now facing 61 years to life in prison. He is set to be sentenced on April 9.