The Napa Murder of Anita Fagiani Andrews: A Cold Case That Caught a Serial Killer

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In 1974, the brutal murder of Anita Fagiani Andrews, a fifty-one-year-old former beauty queen and mother of two, shook the small working-class town of Napa. Detectives, criminalists and forensic experts raced to identify who’d struck Anita down in her own bar, but despite their efforts, the case went cold. Decades passed, during which the town grew into a world-renowned wine region and tourist destination, but the case remained an open question. After thirty-seven years, thanks to DNA evidence, the killer—imprisoned for a different murder—was finally found and brought to justice. Join author and retired judge Raymond A. Guadagni as he tells the story of the shocking murder, the investigation and the subsequent trial over which he presided in 2011.
ISBN: 9781467147415
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: True Crime
Images: 66
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Raymond A. Guadagni presided over the Anita Andrews murder trial in 2011. Raised in Napa, California, he is a graduate of the University of California–Berkeley and Hastings College of Law. He practiced as a deputy public defender before returning to Napa in 1975 to establish a law practice. On November 1, 1995, he became Napa’s first Superior Court commissioner, and in 2001, he was appointed a Superior Court judge. He retired in 2012 and is now with the Assigned Judges Program of California. He is married, with two daughters and five grandchildren, and enjoys writing, music and travel.
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