MODESTO (CBS13) — Police have made a third arrest in connection to a Modesto park assault back in August that left a man dead.

Samuel Cervantes, a 18-year-old Modesto resident, was arrested on Monday morning. He is facing a homicide charge in connection to the Aug. 17 beating death of Jace Decker.

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Modesto police said that Decker was attacked by people who believed he was a registered sex offender. Decker, who was 63-years-old, was left in a coma after the attack and was eventually pronounced dead.

Decker was not a sex offender.

One suspect, Matthew Arguello, was arrested on the day of the incident. Last week, police announced 25-year-old Ruben Rosales had also been arrested.

Arguello, Cervantes and Rosales are now facing homicide charges.


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