murder

Placer DA: Weimar murder victim Sarah Burr shot in back

AUBURN CA - A single gunshot in the back from a hunting rifle killed murder victim Sarah Burr as she was walking toward the front door, prosecutors are contending in the case again ...

Kovacich appeal attempt denied by state Supreme Court

AUBURN CA - Convicted murderer Paul Kovacich Jr.’s appeal options are narrowing. The California Supreme Court earlier this month denied a petition for review filed by Kovacich†...

Auburn drowning death defendant goes home to Grass Valley

Auburn drowning-death murder defendant Patricia Thomas was allowed to leave Placer County Jail on Tuesday and return home after more than a month behind bars. Thomas, 66, was arres ...

Victim, suspect in Lake of the Pines fatal stabbing were friends

AUBURN - In and around Lake of the Pines, Ryan Roth and Branden Riddle-Terrel were seen as friends. But in the early morning hours of this past Thursday, that friendship veered tr ...

Son arrested for murder of his father

Roseville police have arrested a Sacramento man they believe murdered his own father for financial gain last year. Christopher Jon Michael Northam, 25, formerly of Lincoln, was a ...

Son arrested for the murder of Roseville entrepreneur

Roseville police have arrested a Sacramento man whom they believe murdered his own father for financial gain last year. Christopher Jon Michael Northam, 25, formerly of Lincoln, ...

Auburn man faces life behind bars for murdering parents

An Auburn man convicted of stabbing his parents to death at their South Natomas home three years ago is facing life imprisonment, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office said. ...

Love triangle at heart of fatal Loomis baseball-bat attack

A love triangle was at the heart of fatal baseball-bat bludgeoning homicide case in Loomis, prosecutors contended Wednesday before Kenneth Lewis Massey Jr. was sentenced to a 21-ye ...

Voluntary manslaughter plea in Loomis bat-beating death

One of two men charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of a Loomis man two years ago lodged a no-contest plea Thursday in Placer County Superior Court that could result in a 2 ...

1909 killer’s Auburn ‘home’ a highlight of Heritage Trail tour

Joanie Maxwell goes back to jail this weekend with a smile on her face. Maxwell has donned a rooster-feathered hat and clothing in the style of a circa 1910 Placer County woman fo ...