Friday, December 6, 2013

Arrest Warrants Issued for Three Suspects in Halloween Homicide

Three suspects have now been indicted on murder charges related to the death of Brian Lee Weathers, 36. Weathers was found in the 300 East block of Harmony with an apparent gunshot wound at approximately 11:44 pm on Halloween night. He was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Initially, detectives had very little information on the crime. Eventually a witness came forward and provided information leading to the identity of the suspects.

All three men were arrested on unrelated charges in Cheatham County, Tennessee. When two of the suspects were contacted in Tennessee, they were driving a vehicle in which evidence linking them to the homicide in Arizona was found. The suspects are Zackary Burgess, age 22; Brandon Simon, age 18; and Joseph Holt, age 22. All three are listed as Tennessee residents.

On December 4, 2013, Mesa detectives were able to secure indictments on all three men. They are each charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Kidnapping and one count of Armed Robbery. All three are held on a 1 million dollar bond each and are awaiting extradition to Arizona.

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