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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to woman accused of killing Rancho Cordova couple?

What happened to Shauna Burton, who is accused of killing an elderly couple in 2013?

– Concerned, Rancho Cordova

Shauna Burton is in Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial in the November 2013 deaths of Melvin and Jean Bain.

She is charged with murder and robbery, and her next court date, for a preliminary hearing, is Nov. 7, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.

Burton, 37, was arrested Nov. 4 on suspicion of murdering Melvin Bain, 78, and brutally beating his wife, Jean, 78, in their Rancho Cordova mobile home the previous day. Jean Bain died of her injuries several days later.

Detectives have said Burton was acquainted with the Bains, and that Melvin Bain occasionally gave her money.

The attack on the Bains allegedly was part of a series of crimes that began early Nov. 3. Investigators allege that sometime before 7 a.m., Burton stole a maroon Cadillac Eldorado from a neighbor on Aries Way and drove to a CVS pharmacy on Zinfandel Drive about 7:12 a.m., where she claimed to have a gun and demanded cash.

The Cadillac was found abandoned about 9:30 p.m., but sheriff’s officials said detectives believe Burton used the car to visit the Bains’ home after the robbery at the pharmacy.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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