5 Juveniles arrested for teen's death in Kerman

July 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresno County Sheriff's investigators have arrested five teenagers for the murder of 17-year-old Joseph Mendez.

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The sheriff says Mendez was attacked in the parking lot at a party in Kerman on Saturday night. Investigators believe the attack was planned because the victim's car tires were also flattened to prevent him from getting away.

Mendez died after he was beaten and then stabbed several times. The sheriff says the confrontation may have been gang motivated.