Paul Kovacich

‘You don’t hear of many cases this age’

What does it take to bring a 26-year-old cold case to an end? Prosecutors at the Placer County District Attorney’s Office found the answer after receiving a case in 2006 involv ...

Kovacich trial from the prosecution's eyes

On Friday, former Placer Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Kovacich Jr. was sentenced to 27-years-to-life in prison for murdering his wife in 1982. The sentence followed a January conviction ...

Parents die never knowing justice for Janet Kovacich's death

When Jean Gregoire was on her deathbed, one of the last requests she asked of her son was to never forget his sister, Janet Kovacich, and her children. Jean Gregoire and her dece ...

Kovacich sentenced to 27 years to life

ROSEVILLE – In a tense courtroom, former Placer Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Kovacich Jr. was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in prison for killing his wife. In January, a jury c ...

Prosecution asking for 27-year-life term for Kovacich

A former Placer County sergeant is scheduled to be sentenced Friday for murdering his wife 26 years ago. Prosecutors in the case are asking a judge to sentence Paul Kovacich Jr. ...

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. ...