murder

Buzzetta murder case goes to the jury

The Roseville man accused of bludgeoning to death his stepfather with a baseball bat nearly three years ago must now wait for a Placer County jury to decide his fate. David Harriso ...

Kovacich murder-case prosecutors receive prestigious Placer County honor

A 26-year-old murder mystery. A former law enforcement officer as a prime suspect. A dogged investigation and a prosecution team dedicated to bringing a criminal to justice and l ...

Penryn man guilty of murder, torture

A jury declared Tuesday that a Penryn man is guilty of torturing and murdering his cousin. Donald Hugh Sherman, 44, was found guilty of first-degree murder and torture in the Sep ...

Defense says Sherman was ‘easy mark’ for others to take advantage

Donald Sherman “tragically” put himself in a place where he lost control, his attorney Kyle Knapp told a jury Friday. Over Labor Day weekend 2006, he lost control at his Penry ...

Mystery murder suspect fingered

Officials believe they are a step closer to solving the 2004 murder of two El Dorado County river rafting guides after a possible suspect was killed in a New Mexico shoot-out. New ...

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 ...