Man found guilty of killing Maggie Rosales

HUNTINGTON STATION, Long Island (WABC) -- A Huntington Station man was convicted in a teen's fatal stabbing in 2014 on Long Island.

Adam Saalfield, 22, was found guilty Friday of murder in the second degree for fatally stabbing of 18-year old Maggie Rosales.

In October 2014, Rosales' body was found on Lynch Street, blocks from her home, around 11:25 p.m. Police responded after a 911 caller reported an injured woman in the street. She was pronounced dead and Saalfield was arrested later that month.

Prosecutors said Saalfield sneaked up behind Rosales at night as she was walking near Depot Road in Huntington Station. She was listening to music, and prosecutors said Saalfield put a knife to her throat, dragged her behind a car and sliced her throat twice.

A Suffolk County jury deliberated for less than two hours Friday before convicting.

Saalfield, of Huntington Station, faces a prison term of 25 years to life. He is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 23.
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