MURDER

Placer, Sacramento DAs move on potential death-penalty case

SACRAMENTO – A Utah husband and wife were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and a string of other criminal allegations revealing a crime spree that ended Friday in Auburn w ...

Shock gives way to mourning after deputy deaths

Shock is giving way to grief after the shooting deaths of two deputies – one in Auburn, the other in Sacramento – touched off a massive manhunt for their killer. The s ...

Mental health of Sheridan stabbing-murder suspect remains in question

Questions surrounding the mental health of a Sheridan stabbing-murder suspect may be resolved in December. Criminal proceedings against 34-year-old Ana Maria Bejenariu were again ...

Mental health questions in Sheridan murder case

A request by murder suspect Ana Maria Bejenariu to be transferred to a state mental hospital punctuated a brief session before a Placer County Superior Court judge on Wednesday. B ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 16 and 23, 1964

Gov. Brown breaks ankle at Auburn Valley Golf Course Gov. Edmund G. Brown came to Auburn Tuesday for a game of golf and returned to Sacramento with a fractured ankle. Playing at ...

Reader Input: Too many guns floating around

Fourteen people killed by guns in the Chicago area over the Fourth of July holiday. There’s a lull in mass murders at the hands of semi-automatic weapons. There’s nev ...

Reader Input: Folks related to Alma Bell murder case sought

On the evening of June 5, 1909, Alma Bell shot Joe Armes through the heart with a .32-caliber revolver. He died almost instantly. The trial that followed was covered by newspapers ...

Mother has “punished herself” for 43 years in Auburn bathtub drowning

  Accused of murdering her daughter in a revived cold case that stretched back to the girl’s 1970 bathtub drowning in Auburn, 67-year-old Patricia Thomas broke her sile ...

Reader Input: What of the 1.2M deaths?

Re: “Abandoned baby laid to rest in Auburn,” (Journal, Sept. 19). After a deceased, abandoned baby was discovered in Roseville, an investigation was started to find t ...

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 ...