Officials: Calif slayings stemmed from pot deal

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Updated: 2/06/2013 5:27 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say the fatal shootings of three men whose bodies were found inside a rural home in Sonoma County stemmed from a botched marijuana deal.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said Wednesday that 26-year-old Raleigh Butler of Petaluma, 46-year-old Richard Lewin of Huntington, N.Y., and 42-year-old Todd Klarkowski of Boulder, Colo., were gunned down Tuesday in the home where Butler's mother has been staying near Forestville, Calif.

O'Leary says that Lewin and Klarkowski arrived in town to apparently buy a large amount of marijuana. It's believed they were killed along with Butler in a bedroom by a drug dealer.

The triple slayings were discovered by Butler's brother and his girlfriend, who became concerned after they could not reach Butler on the phone.

No arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation.


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