Police arrest man in Folsom teen's slaying

7:42 AM, Oct 3, 2011   |    comments
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Minor Leon

FOLSOM, CA - A homeless man has been been arrested in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Folsom teen.

Police said the body of Minor Leon was found on East Bidwell Street near Glen Drive Saturday night. Leon was walking home from a friend's house just before midnight when he was fatally stabbed.

Folsom Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jason Browning  said Joshua Atkins, 22, was taken into custody moments after the attack. An officer saw Atkins running away in a suspicious manner in the area and then spotted the knife.

The motive for the stabbing wasn't clear.

Sunday night, Leon's friends gathered in a vigil in his memory.


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