3 get prison in pot-deal triple slaying
Here's KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for May 26, 2016:
THREE SENTENCED IN TRIPLE SLAYING: A father and son and a third man have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a triple killing near Forestville tied to a marijuana deal that went bad, prosecutors said today.
Mark Cappello was sentenced earlier this month to three terms of life without parole, along with an additional 106 years in prison, for fatally shooting Raleigh Butler, 26, of Sebastopol; Richard Lewin. 46, of Huntington, N.Y.; and Todd Klarkowski, 42, of Boulder, Colo., on Feb. 5, 2013.
Today, two other men, Francis Dwyer and his son, Odin Leonard Dwyer, who testified against Cappello, were also sentenced.
The elder Dwyer got eight years for conspiracy to possess marijuana for sale and being an accessory after the fact to the murders. Odin Dwyer was sentenced to 20 years and four months in state prison for numerous marijuana related offenses, burglary, three counts of involuntary manslaughter and accessory after the fact to the murders.
"Today’s sentencing concludes a successful prosecution for the brutal murder of three men," Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.
"The shooter was convicted by a jury and sentenced to consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole. Today, after entering pleas and testifying at trial, these two defendants have received the punishment they deserve for their roles in these terrible crimes. Justice has been done. Our thoughts continue to be with the victims’ families."
Cappello of Central City, Colo., was arrested in Alabama nine days after the slain men were found.
The father and son were seen traveling with Cappello through Wyoming, Nevada and Napa County in the days before the victims were found, authorities said.
BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT: San Francisco police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for several burglaries.
The man is described as white, about 40 years old, weighing 175 to 200 pounds. He is known to travel by bike.
The man is wanted for a number of burglaries in the Richmond and Northern police districts.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Lee with the Richmond Station Investigation Team at 415-666-8058.
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