Three arrested for Halloween homicide in Mesa

MESA, AZ - Three suspects have been indicted on charges related to the murder of Brian Lee Weathers on Halloween night.

According to a report from the Mesa Police Department, Weathers was found with a gunshot wound near the Superstition Freeway and Mesa Drive at approximately 11:44 p.m.

He later died in the hospital from his injuries.

Police had little information on the incident until a witness came forward and provided facts leading to the identification of three suspects.

On Dec. 4, Mesa detectives were able to secure indictments on Zackary Burgess, 22, Brandon Simon, 18, and Joseph Holt, 22, who were arrested on unrelated charges in Tennessee.

When they were contacted in Tennessee, they were driving a vehicle with evidence linking to the homicide.

They are each charged with one count of first degree murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

All three will be held on a $1 million bond each awaiting extradition to Arizona.

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