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Third homicide arrest made in landlord-tenant dispute

A third suspect in a fatal stabbing that allegedly arose from a landlord-tenant dispute this month has surrendered.

Monterio Maurice Roberts, 42, turned himself into Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies Monday evening on an outstanding murder warrant.

About 5 p.m. Nov. 16, in a house in the 1800 block of Stevenson Avenue, deputies said, an argument between two men turned violent when one pulled a knife and stabbed the other.

The victim, Edward White, 35, was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

Monica Njoku, 44, who owns the home, according to property records, and Taiish Immonique Simon, 38, were booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of homicide in the case shortly after White’s killling.

Deputies were looking for Roberts, who they said fled before sheriff's deputies arrived.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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