East Haven Man Receives 25-Year Sentence for Murder of Girlfriend Found Buried Behind Restaurant

East Haven, Connecticut – A man from East Haven has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, whose body was discovered in a shallow grave behind a Branford restaurant almost four years ago. Jonathan Jara-Aucapina, facing a potential 60-year sentence if convicted at trial, entered a guilty plea for first-degree murder in February as part of a plea deal. The victim, Lizzbeth Aleman-Popoca, was the mother of Jara-Aucapina’s daughter …

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Man in North Carolina Arrested After Roommate Found Buried in Shallow Grave

WILMINGTON, N.C. – A man from North Carolina faced charges of first-degree murder and concealment/failure to report a death after his missing roommate was discovered buried in their shared home’s backyard. Elvin Noel Baca, 34, made an appearance in New Hanover County court following his arrest by the sheriff’s office. The victim, identified as Lawrence Grabka, 69, was reported missing before deputies found his body in a shallow grave. The case unraveled after a friend …

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Fallbrook Resident Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Murder of Man Found Buried on His Property

VISTA, Calif. – A Fallbrook resident has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for the murder of a man whose body was discovered buried on the defendant’s property. Nicholas Andrew Burg, 31, admitted to second-degree murder in Vista Superior Court in the death of Robert Berry Pierce, 56. According to the criminal complaint, Pierce was killed either on July 12 or 13, 2021. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Burg’s property on …

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Washington Man Charged with Serial Murders for Luring Victims with Promise of Buried Gold

Auburn, Washington – A man from Washington state is facing murder charges after authorities allege that he lured victims to remote areas with the promise of finding buried gold. Richard W. Bradley Jr., 40, is accused of committing the alleged serial killings between 2019 and 2021 in the area of Auburn, a King County city located about 30 miles south of downtown Seattle. Investigators first arrested Bradley in May 2021 and charged him in connection …

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