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 ...

Zimmerman charged with murder in Trayvon Martin case

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder Wednesday after months of ...

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We live in the foothills for many reasons. But one is for the escape from the big city and the crime that’s associated with it. Unfortunately though, sometimes we can’t ...

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 ...

Bail hearing in 42-year-old murder case bumped back

AUBURN CA - A 66-year-old former Auburn woman remains in Placer County Jail on a murder charge dating back to a 1970 death of her daughter, while a possible bail hearing has been b ...

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 Police: Daughter says she saw mom drowning sister in 1970 tub death

AUBURN CA - Auburn Police say they watched from an adjoining room as 66-year-old Patricia Lee Thomas stated to a family member that she left her 4-year-old daughter to drown in a b ...

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 ...