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Murder Arrest In Fire Death

It’s Nevada County’s first murder arrest of the year. District Attorney Jesse Wilson says a 40-year-old North San Juan woman has been charged and made her first court appearance Friday afternoon…

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The victim has been identified as Jacob Bieker. Wilson says it was learned that Bieker was last seen with Maria Carretero, whom he’d had a relationship with, at her remote trailer. And then the trailer was gutted by fire…

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Wilson says Carretero is charged with first-degree murder. But the jury would have the discretion of convicting her on a lesser charge, including manslaughter.

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