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Sonora Man Charged With Murder

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Sonora, CA — A Sonora man faces charges of murder in the death of a man whose body was discovered on Fortuna Mine Road.

34-year-old Thomas Brawand has been in custody since April 6th on an unrelated charge.

Authorities say the body of 57-year-old Richard Bray was found near a trailer on a ten-acre piece of property on Fortuna Mine Road April 4th. Investigators say Bray had been stabbed at least eight times.

The District Attorney´s Office says there was evidence of drug use on the scene, but prosecutors don´t believe the slaying to be drug related.