3 Arrested in Connection With Fatal Stabbing of Hemet Teen

The suspects ages 20, 17 and 15 are accused of attacking the teen late Monday afternoon.

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    Eric Sargeant Jr., 16, died Monday after being stabbed in Hemet. Three people, including a 15 year old, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

    A man and two teen boys were arrested Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy in Hemet earlier this week, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

    Francisco Zavala, 20, and a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old whose names were not released because of their age are in custody in connection with the deadly Jan. 14 attack on Eric Sargeant Jr., the sheriff’s department said in a news release.

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    Police are seeking the public's help in finding up to gour people who stabbed a Hemet teen to death Monday night. A vigil was held for 16-year-old Eric Sargeant, Jr., Tuesday night. This report aired on Today in LA on Jan. 16, 2013. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013)

    All of the suspects are residents of Hemet.

    Witnesses told authorities that three or four people stabbed Sargeant Jr. late Monday afternoon. He was flown to Riverside County Regional Medical Center where he died about five hours after the attack.

    Zavala's bail has been set at $1 million. The teens were booked into Juvenile Hall.

    Information about the case can be provided to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3500.

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