Three homeless men - Robert Sladek, 38; Russell Mell, 39; and Brian Rose, 40 - were booked on suspicion of beating another homeless man to death. Sheriff’s deputies found 49-year-old Charles Johnson’s body at a transient encampment near the 4100 block of State Street early on 6/14. The three suspects are being held in the Santa Barbara County jail without bail. The coroner’s report is currently pending.
Three Arrested in Murder of Homeless Man
Thursday, June 21, 2007
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