Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

Former B.A.R. reporter killed in Sacramento

A former freelance reporter for the Bay Area Reporter was killed near his Sacramento home early Wednesday.

(Former BAR freelance reporter Daniel James Aiello. Photo: Courtesy Aiello's Facebook page)

(Former BAR freelance reporter Daniel James Aiello. Photo: Courtesy Aiello’s Facebook page)

The Sacramento Coroner’s office late Friday identified a man found near his home as Daniel James Aiello, 53.

Sacramento police have arrested two people in connection with Aiello’s April 15 death. Police have classified the killing as murder.

Police said Thursday that Kyle Fletcher, 35, was arrested on suspicion of murder, robbery, and burglary. A second suspect, Sabrina Ahrens-Gravelle, 39, was also taken into custody on suspicion of burglary, according to Officer Traci Trapani of the Sacramento Police Department.

Aiello wrote for the B.A.R. for many years. He extensively covered the Proposition 8 campaign in 2008, focusing on the Mormon Church and the Yes on 8 campaign. Prop 8, California’s former same-sex marriage ban, was struck down on a technicality by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013.

The B.A.R. will have more on this story in next week’s paper.

— Cynthia Laird, April 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm PST
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