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Fresno stabbing suspects stopped by game warden

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FRESNO (AP) — Fresno authorities say two men wanted in a fatal stabbing were arrested after being stopped by a game warden for fishing without a license in Humboldt County.

Police Lt. Mark Salazar told the Fresno Bee that Samuel Whitmore and Branden Forrest, both 25, were booked Saturday for the murder of Michael Tunnel.

The 31-year-old was killed Aug. 14. Investigators say they believe Whitmore and Forrest knew Tunnel, and that there was a dispute before the stabbing.

Along with murder, both face DUI charges. Additionally, Whitmore was charged with possession of narcotics and Forrest was charged with driving on a restricted license.


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