A Colorado man has been sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of three men during a botched marijuana deal in Sonoma County, Calif. (Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post file)

Colorado man gets 100 years for triple slaying over botched California pot deal

Central City resident killed three men execution-style in California after arranging to buy a large amount of marijuana from one of them

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Colorado man has been sentenced to life in prison for the slayings of three men during a botched pot deal in Sonoma County.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that 49-year-old Mark Cappello, of Central City, Colo., was sentenced Wednesday in Sonoma County court to 100 years to life in prison for killing 24-year-old Raleigh Butler, 46-year-old Richard Lewin of Huntington, N.Y., and 43-year-old Todd Klarkowski of Boulder, Colo. Jurors found Cappello guilty in March.

Authorities say the three men had arranged to buy a large amount of marijuana from Cappello when he killed them execution-style in 2013.

Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat