By CBS13 Staff

CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — On Friday, Stephen Jackson was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for a fatal stabbing that took place in Carmichael.

Jackson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Jaitu Keys on March 4, 2022.

READ MORE: 'We Want To Take An Innovated Approach': Sacramento City Pilot Project Sets Aside $1M For Community To Spend

The original incident took place on November 9, 2019, at which point Jackson and a friend attended a high school football game together.

READ MORE: 'I Cannot Safely Return To Work': West Campus Vice Principal Dr. Elysse Versher Resigns, Citing History Of Racial And Sexual Harassment

After the game, Jackson hid a GPS tracking device in the trunk of his friend’s car when she declined to come inside his house after the game.

The friend left and picked up the victim, Jaitu Keys, in her car at which point Jackson, who had followed them, smashed the passenger window and stabbed the victim four times, including once in the heart.

MORE NEWS: 'The Saddest Thing I've Ever Seen': Community Shaken After 3-Year-Old Dies In Arden-Arcade Fourplex Fire

The friend then drove the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.