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Fresno Police Arrest Brother in ‘Horrific’ Stabbing Death, Burning of Pregnant Sister



N-Kya Rebecca Logan was 36 weeks pregnant when her older brother allegedly stabbed her to death and burned her body. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama has seen a lot during his long career in law enforcement.

Aaron Jamal Dudley booking photo

Aaron Jamal Dudley

But he says that he hasn’t “stopped thinking about” the “horrific” stabbing death of 26-year-old N-Kya Rebecca Logan, who was 36 weeks pregnant and just had a baby shower a few days before.

After Logan’s burning body was found on a dirt access road in the 4400 block of North Cornelia Avenue on Tuesday, police arrested her brother, 41-year-old Aaron Jamal Dudley, on two counts of murder.

“It takes an awful lot of evil, hate, and planning to stab your own sister multiple times,” said Balderrama at a news conference Wednesday.

Balderrama also revealed during the news conference that police responded to a call from Logan and Dudley’s home in 2021. Dudley was placed on a 72-hour hold after he was judged to be a threat to himself and others.

Melted Gas Can Near Corpse

Investigators believe that Dudley repeatedly stabbed Logan, put her body in a city trash bin, wheeled the bin about four blocks to the access road, poured gasoline on his sister’s body, and set her ablaze. Detectives said that a melted gas can was found feet away from the victim. They also detected the presence of an accelerant on Logan’s body.

Surveillance video showed Dudley pushing the bin through his neighborhood, police said.

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said that Dudley possibly could be charged with two counts of first-degree murder. And, if he is convicted, the death penalty could be on the table.

This was the 57th and potentially the 58th homicide of 2022 in Fresno, according to the police department. At this time last year, the city had 71 homicides.


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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