Paul Kovacich

Judge upholds Kovacich conviction

Paul Kovacich remains behind bars after a judge on Wednesday upheld the former law enforcement officer’s first-degree murder conviction. Judge Mark S. Curry in a hearing at the ...

Kovacich hearing to dismiss ends

A judge is scheduled to render a decision about whether Paul Kovacich Jr.’s case will be dismissed. On Wednesday, court will reconvene after a hearing led by the defense for Ko ...

Prosecution calls DNA expert in Kovacich hearing

Prosecutors recalled a DNA expert to the stand in an effort to solidify a murder conviction for Paul Kovacich Jr. Monday. In January, the former Placer County Sheriff’s sergeant ...

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 ...

Defense trying to dismiss Kovacich trial

The defense attorney for a convicted former Placer County Sheriff’s sergeant is scheduled to argue Friday that pre-trial prejudice prevented his client from a fair proceeding. ...

Jury to return verdict in Kovacich case

The jury in the trial against former Placer County Sheriff’s Office sergeant Paul Kovacich has reached a decision. Kovacich was charged with the crime for the Sept. 8, 1982 deat ...

Call to readers: Searching for Kovacich pictures

Anyone with pictures of Janet Kovacich and her family, and would like to share those with the community are asked to contact the Auburn Journal?s Jenifer Gee at (530) 852-0231 or e ...

Kovacich described as ‘only’ suspect

Paul Kovacich is the only person who stood to lose so much from his wife starting a new life and in turn, could gain so much from her death, the prosecution in Paul Kovacich’s tr ...

Kovacich trial closing arguments begin

The end of a 26-year Placer County cold case neared as the prosecution and defense of a four-month long trial offered their closing arguments to the jury Tuesday. Prosecutor Dave ...

Paul Kovacich’s daughter, girlfriend testify

ROSEVILLE - Paul Kovacich’s daughter and girlfriend discussed the former Placer County Sheriff’s Office sergeant’s character and relationships with his family Wednesday at th ...

Bullet not only possible cause of skull hole

The hole found in Janet Kovacich’s skull could have been caused by something besides a bullet, according to testimony from Donald Henrikson. Henrikson, a forensic pathologist f ...

Childhood friend recalls chance encounter with Janet

Dean Klemencic’s 1982 chance encounter with Janet Kovacich, who was one of his childhood friends, turned out to be a day he said he will always remember. Klemencic, 54, testifi ...

Witness brought to tears at Kovacich trial

Diane Marie Ambrose burst out in tears and could hardly finish a sentence when a family portrait of a young Kovacich clan was displayed on a large television screen in a Placer Cou ...

Kovacich trial to resume Tuesday

The trial for former Placer County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Paul Kovacich resumes this week. Kovacich has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder with the use of a firearm i ...

Top 10 crime stories of 2008

This year was marked by several notable crime and court cases, many of which will continue into the new year. The following is a compilation of 10 crimes stories that rocked Auburn ...