Dave Tellman

Convicted murderer Kovacich fighting imprisonment

  Convicted in 2009 of murdering his wife, former Placer County sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Kovacich is conducting a campaign from a prison cell to challenge his guilty verdict ...

Weimar man to serve 20 years for murder of fiancée, unborn child

A Weimar man will spend the next 19 years and eight months in prison for the second-degree murder of his fiancée and their unborn child. Lee Konnerth, 37, was charged with ...

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ appears in court

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A woman the FBI believes robbed as many as 20 banks throughout the West worked as a nurse at an Idaho state prison where she likely met the convicted forger w ...

Medical marijuana supporters speak out after alleged armed robbery

A recent robbery that involved a medical marijuana theft has some speaking out about concerns and asking local residents to use security to keep themselves and their medical cannab ...

Defense: Client acted under ‘duress’ in torture case

ROSEVILLE - What would a reasonable person do if they were told they would be tortured if they didn’t follow commands? That is among the questions defense attorney Richard Corb ...

Trial begins in case of torture, murder and drugs

Guy Farmer’s death was about protecting secrets. Secrets about money, drugs and torture, according to prosecutor Dave Tellman. Tellman began a Placer County double-murder tri ...

‘You don’t hear of many cases this age’

What does it take to bring a 26-year-old cold case to an end? Prosecutors at the Placer County District Attorney’s Office found the answer after receiving a case in 2006 involv ...

Prosecution calls DNA expert in Kovacich hearing

Prosecutors recalled a DNA expert to the stand in an effort to solidify a murder conviction for Paul Kovacich Jr. Monday. In January, the former Placer County Sheriff’s sergeant ...

Kovacich hearing postponed

The motion for a new trial for Paul Kovacich, Jr., was continued to next month. Clad in an orange jumpsuit and wearing handcuffs, Kovacich made his first court appearance Friday ...

Kovacich described as ‘only’ suspect

Paul Kovacich is the only person who stood to lose so much from his wife starting a new life and in turn, could gain so much from her death, the prosecution in Paul Kovacich’s tr ...