- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) - A third person has been arrested in connection to the death of a marijuana grower in Mendocino County last month.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/2ht8Gxo ) that the third man was a trimmer at the Laytonville marijuana operation where 35-year-old Jeffrey Settler was found killed on Nov. 11. A New Jersey man was arrested Nov. 16 and an Illinois man surrendered a week later in connection to the killing.

The newest suspect is being held in the San Diego County jail on suspicion of murder and robbery. He’s expected to be transferred to the Mendocino County jail this week.

Officials say Settler had hired the seven suspects to help him grow marijuana at his property. Detectives suspect the trimmers surprised Settler as he was asleep and robbed him of more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, https://www.pressdemocrat.com

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