Detectives said 16-year-old Eric Sargeant Jr. was brutally stabbed to death late Monday afternoon after the suspects asked to use his cellphone and he refused.
Authorities arrested 20-year-old Francisco Zavala and a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old whose names were not released because of their age. All three live in East Hemet.
Zavala's bail has been set at $1 million. The teens were booked into juvenile hall on murder charges.