Man found guilty of stabbing and killing former teacher's lover

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PHOENIX – After about five hours of deliberation a verdict was reached in the case of a love triangle that ended in murder.

Sixto Balbuena was found guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old who was in the bedroom of his fiancé.

Tamara Hofmann was the teacher of the victim at the time. She was also a former teacher of Balbuena. She has not been charged in this case.

Balbuena will be sentenced in July.