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Woman Convicted for Double Murder of Elderly Couple

DATE:  January 20, 2017

CASE:  Shauna Burton (Case #13F07264)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Thien Ho, Homicide Unit

Shauna Burton was convicted by a jury of two counts of first-degree murder for beating Melvin Bain and Jean Bain to death.  The jury also found true weapons and multiple murder special circumstance allegations.  Burton was also convicted of robbing a store clerk.

On November 3, 2013, Shauna Burton went to a CVS Pharmacy on Zinfandel Drive, where she threatened a clerk with a gun and then robbed the store.  Shortly afterwards, Burton went to Melvin and Jean Bain’s residence.  Burton had previously assisted in caring for 78-year-old Jean Bain.  While at the Bains’ residence, Burton demanded prescription pills and money. When Melvin Bain refused, Burton stabbed Melvin Bain in the face and beat the elderly couple to death with a large Maglite flashlight.  

Burton faces a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.  Sentencing is set for February 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Department 13 before the Honorable Matthew Gary.


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