Sacramento police arrest 2 in connection to man's murder, burning down his home

12:01 AM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
Body found inside of burned home on Norwood Avenue, Feb. 1, 2013
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Two people were arrested Wednesday morning in connection to the murder of a man found inside of a burning home on Feb. 1.

David Acuna, 29, is accused of stabbing and killing Patrick Kendrick, 32; setting Kendrick's home on fire and then driving away from the scene in a white 4-door Honda Civic, Sacramento police said.

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During the investigation, police learned that Acuna and Kendrick got into an argument before the incident. On Tuesday, detectives found the Honda Civic that witnesses said they saw leaving the scene of the fire in an area of North Sacramento.

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On Wednesday around 8 a.m., police took Acuna into custody inside of his apartment on the 1400 block of Brewerton Drive without incident. He was transported to the hospital for treatment to severe burns to his upper body; police believe he sustained those burns in the house fire.

Police also arrested Acuna's girlfriend Guadalupe Cabrera, 30; she is accused of being an accessory to Kendrick's murder and arson, police said.

Acuna has not been booked into jail because he continues to receive treatment for his burns at the hospital.


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