Modesto Police Arrest Third Suspect Wanted for Beating a Homeless Man to Death

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UPDATE: Modesto Police say a third suspect, Samuel Cervantes, has been arrested.

MODESTO — The Modesto Police Department has arrested 25-year-old Ruben Rosales for the homicide of 63-year-old Jace Decker.

Ruben Rosales, 25

Decker was attacked on Aug. 10, and died a few weeks later.

Investigators say two men, Matthew Arguello and Ruben Rosales, confronted Decker in Griffin Park, believing he was a registered sex offender.

Decker was not a sex offender, police said.

Rosales turned himself in to authorities on Friday, Sept. 6. Arguello was already in custody.

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