murder

Kovacich hearing to dismiss case begins

The defense for Paul Kovacich Jr. is calling forward witnesses in a hearing that they hope will prove their client was a victim of pre-trial prejudice. Friday afternoon public de ...

Drowned baby’s grandparents plead for post-partum depression instruction

The parents of a Granite Bay woman who drowned her newborn daughter in a sink pleaded with the Placer County Board of Supervisors for pre-natal education on post-partum depression. ...

Search limited by water overflow

Detective Bill Summers recounted a 1995 search that surfaced a femur bone and set of dentures in the wake of the discovery of a human skull. The skull, found at Rollins Lake in C ...

Janet’s skull exhibited in courtroom

For a few hours Thursday, a physical piece of Janet Kovacich was in the same room as her husband, who is charged with her murder 26 years ago. Paul Kovacich is charged with murde ...

Insanity ruling in Granite Bay infant drowning

A Granite Bay mother was legally insane at the time she drowned her 8-day-old daughter in a sink, a Placer County judge has determined. The 27-year-old mother was found not guilty ...

Grade school friend recalls Kovacich as a hurtful husband

Steve Kassis still has the scar on his foot from a 1981 boat trip with Paul and Janet Kovacich. The Oregon resident appeared in Placer County Superior Court Thursday to testify i ...

Volarvich gets 1st degree; jury out on Zielesch

WOODLAND “ The fate of Gregory Fred Zielesch remained in doubt Friday, a day after jurors convicted his alleged co-conspirator, Brendt Anthony Volarvich, of first-degree murder i ...

Family of slain nurse's aide speaks out on murder

The family of murder victim Alicia Ernst, released a statement to the media Tuesday saying they are devastated by their loss. Losing our beloved daughter, sister, niece, cousin an ...

Murder victim remembered for ‘bubbly’ personality

She was the girl who always made everyone laugh and the one who went out of her way to make other people, especially her patients, feel special, friends said. Alicia Ernst's 24-y ...

Officials seek help from community in case of woman's murder

El Dorado County Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help in solving a murder mystery. The body of 49-year-old Linda Husumi Murray, of Sacramento, was found March 2 off ...

Woman arraigned for murder in case of body found in Roseville

A woman charged with the murder of a Citrus Heights woman, whose body was found in Roseville, was arraigned Wednesday on a single charge of murder. Stephanie Erends, 25, of Rosev ...

Auburn resident arraigned for murder

Auburn resident Herman Van Bragt, 46, was charged with one count of murder Wednesday afternoon during his arraignment for the slaying of 72-year-old Palo Alto resident Robert Haggq ...

Victim identified in murder case involving Auburn man

Police identified a Palo Alto man allegedly slain by 46-year-old Auburn resident Herman Tim Van Bragt. Robert Haggquist, 72, a retired chemist, was found dead Friday night afte ...

Auburn man arrested on suspicion of murder

A 46-year-old Auburn resident was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of homicide and assault with a deadly weapon after an apparent fight with his mother's boyfriend, according ...
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