Michael Anthony HUNTER

Date of birth: 3 September 1984
Place of birth: Ukiah CA 95482
Education: Shasta College, Redding, CA
Marriage: To Caitlyn, in Fort Jones CA,on 13 February 2006
Hunter moved back to the ancestral home his great-grandfather had built outside Ukiah.
On 9 December 2009, Hunter, his wife and child, and a roommate were asleep in Hunter's home in the 2400 block Mill Creek Rd, Talmage, CA 95481. At about 3 AM, armed invaders pushed into the house; they were apparently after the large quantity of processed salable marijuana in the residence.
Hunter tried to face down the intruders, although he was unarmed. They shot him and fled.
LE was called by a female resident in the home (presumably Caitlyn). The response by Mendocino County Sheriff's Office deputies, California Highway Patrol, and EMTs found Hunter still alive. He was transported to Ukiah Valley Medical Center, and died there.
LE concluded there were at least two people involved in the shooting.
By 10 December 2009, Sheriff's detectives concluded 37-year-old Ukiah resident Joseph Ray Starrett was a POI in the homicide. At about 9:30 PM, the detectives discovered Starrett was visiting a home in the 500 block South Harrison St, Fort Bragg, CA. Accompanied by officers from the Fort Bragg Police Department, they arrested Starrett.

Persons with information on this homicide are urged to call the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Tipline, 707-234-2100. They may also be contacted via email to MCSO Investigative Services at barneys@co.mendocino.ca.us,or at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah CA 95482.

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, 15 December 2009, http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/News/story.csp?cid=2282690&sid=555&fid=181
Lake County News (LaCoNews website), http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?...est&Itemid=197
Ukiah Daily Journal, UDJ Obits, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/uki...&pid=137180602
Ukiah Daily Journal, 10 and 11 December 2009, http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/..._useweights=no