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Woman accused of murder in 1970 Auburn death of daughter, 4, to remain in jail

A 66-year-old woman who Placer County authorities allege murdered her 4-year-old in 1970 made her initial court appearance Monday in Auburn. Grass Valley resident Patricia Lee Tho ...

Death-penalty an option in Weimar double-murder case

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is keeping open the option of pursuing the death penalty in its prosecution of Lee Konnerth on two murder counts. Konnerth, 35, is c ...

Sierra student stabber has Jan. 14 sentencing date for murder attempt

Days after two Sierra College nursing-student “guardian angels” were lauded at a Board of Supervisors meeting for saving his victim’s life, 23-year-old Paul Heintz learned in ...

Murder suspect could face death penalty, investigation pending

The prosecution delayed announcing whether or not it will seek the death penalty for a woman accused of murdering another woman in Roseville in March. Stephanie Erends, 25, has pl ...