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Hemet teen's stabbing death: 3 arrests made

Eric Sargeant Jr., 16, was stabbed dead on his way to a friend's house on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The teen refused to be robbed of his cellphone, investigators said.

January 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Three arrests have been made in connection to the murder of a teenage boy in Hemet.

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.