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Fourth arrest in killing of south Sacramento man who befriended family

Peaches A. Moreno
Peaches A. Moreno Sacramento police

Another arrest has been made in the death of a south Sacramento man who reportedly befriended four people when they needed help.

The fourth person arrested is 18-year-old Peaches Alexis Moreno, Sacramento police announced Monday night.

Sandy George, 35, Michael Moreno, 37, and Kevin Moreno, 19, were arrested earlier and booked on suspicion of homicide in the death of Leo Curry Jr., 77.

They are also accused of conspiring to commit a crime and robbery against Curry Jr.

Sacramento police officers responded Nov. 17 to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive, where they found Curry dead inside his Parkway neighborhood home. Family members had called police after becoming concerned when they had not heard from Curry in several days.

Neighbors also reported that Curry’s vehicle was missing from his driveway, where it was usually parked, according to a police department news release.

Because Curry showed signs of physical trauma, homicide detectives and crime-scene investigators joined the investigation.

Police said Curry had befriended a family in need and invited them into his home. Police allege that the family took advantage of Curry, stealing his property and money.

Police said detectives discovered that Curry’s vehicle had been sold via an online ad after his death, which led them to book the suspects on suspicion of homicide.

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

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