2 brothers arrested in slaying of 3

2 brothers arrested in slaying of 3

RAILROAD FLAT, Calif. (AP) – Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the shotgun killing of three men who were allegedly trying to steal from a Calaveras County marijuana patch.

The Sacramento Bee reports Wednesday an investigation revealed that Leon Michael Grammer, who lives on the property, found three trespassers allegedly attempting to steal marijuana being grown for medical purposes.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office says Grammer telephoned his brother, Jeremiah Lee Barrett, to come to the property. Once Barrett arrived, he confronted the trio running on the roadway and allegedly shot them with a shotgun.

The triple slaying occurred Tuesday near the small town of Railroad Flat, 70 miles southeast of Sacramento.

Grammer was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory and conspiracy. Barrett was booked on suspicion of homicide and conspiracy.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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