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Arrest In Modesto Triple Slaying

Modesto police have a 37 year old man jailed in connection with the shooting deaths of three people early yesterday morning. Officers found the bodies of 54 year old Alicia Martinez, 32 year old Carlos Lopez and 24 year old Camillo Chaves at the Martinez home.

Huber Joel Mendoza is accused of gunning them down with an assault rifle because of marital problems he was having with Martinez´ daughter.

Mendoza was arrested at Memorial Hospital when he took Martinez´ 16 year old daughter to the emergency room. She had been shot in the arm. Police say Mendoza told them he didn´t intend to shoot her. Police say he believed Chavez was having an affair with his wife.