Authorities believe California man was murdered for per caps

Authorities in California say a man was murdered for his gaming per capita checks.

Alphonso John Hyde received $10,000 to $20,000 a month from an unidentified tribe. Authorities say Frank Valles cashed $600,000 in checks belonging to Hyde, who may have been killed over four years ago.

Valles, 45, is facing a first-degree murder charge in state court and might face additional charges in federal court because of the tribal per cap connection. A second man is also wanted in connection with Hyde's death.

Authorities have uncovered remains believed to be Hyde's but the remains are still being identified. Hyde was born in 1964.

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