3 men charged with murder in South El Monte tire shop fire

German Monrreal, 19, Mario Godina Jr., 19, and Estevan Manuel Castillo, 20, are seen in these photos provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Three fugitives were arrested in Mexico Saturday in connection to a firebombing that killed three teenagers at a South El Monte tire shop in April.

German Monnreal, 19, Mario Godina Jr., 19, and Estevan Manuel Castillo, 20, were flown to Los Angeles Sunday and booked on three counts of capital murder, one count of arson causing great bodily injury and use of an explosive to injure, according to the sheriff's department. They're being held without bail.

A fourth suspect, 19-year-old Roberto Fuentes, was arrested the day after the fire.

Roberto Fuentes, 19, is seen in this photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.


Police suspect Fuentes hurled a Molotov cocktail into Cheque Tires in the 1200 block of Santa Anita Avenue on April 25 following a party.

The bodies of Rodrigo Gonzales, Destiny Monique Aguirre and Carlos Christopher Jimenez were found inside the shop by responding firefighters.

The motive for the attack remains unknown. The four men are charged with murder with special circumstances but prosecutors haven't decided whether to seek the death penalty.
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