Jury finds Sacramento woman guilty of murdering roommate

A south Sacramento woman charged with killing her roommate has been convicted of first-degree murder and use of a firearm allegation.

Rebecca Brau, 53, was found shot to death on April 23, 2013. According to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, Brau and her roommate Linda Gabaldon got in an argument that escalated into a shooting -- Gabaldon shot Brau four times.

Gabaldon claimed Brau pulled a gun on her, and it discharged during their struggle.

The autopsy on Brau showed at least two of the gunshots wounds she suffered would have made her collapse immediately and unable to struggle with Gabaldon, according to the court record.

The district attorney's office said Gabaldon faces a maximum sentence of up to 50 years to life in prison when she is sentenced on July 18 in Sacramento Superior Court. The court may also consider Galbaldon's 2001 robbery conviction, a strike offense, pending a court trial.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment