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.
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