A 102-year-old grandfather was killed in a random assault by a deranged “psychopath” who was arrested with an ax and a knife, police and his distraught household mentioned.
The sufferer, recognized by his grandson as Youssef Mahboubian, was discovered lifeless Thursday in the storage of his Los Angeles house in the town’s Encino part, the place he lived along with his spouse, KABC reported.
“I assumed he slipped and fell,” Jason Shakib instructed the station of his grandfather, who got here to the US a long time in the past from his native Iran.
“I had no concept there was a man with a machete operating round killing folks.”
The centenarian was discovered lifeless lower than an hour after LAPD officers responded to stories of an earlier assault close by.
The 34-year-old sufferer in that assault had minor accidents and didn’t want therapy, police mentioned.
Cops arrested a suspect, Adam Dimmerman, 47, for assault and recovered an ax and a knife on the scene.
Mahboubian was later discovered lifeless inside his house with “quite a few contusions and lacerations,” police mentioned in an announcement.
Dimmerman was charged with homicide and assault and is being held on $2 million bail, LAPD officers mentioned Friday.
An LAPD spokesman declined on Friday to point what weapon investigators consider was used in the deadly assault.
“My spouse is horrified to listen to he was murdered by some ax-wielding psychopath,” Shakib instructed KABC.
He mentioned Dimmerman was not identified to his grandfather.
“They’ve been residing peacefully on Alonzo Place for 30 years,” Shakib instructed the station. “That is heartbreaking.”
He was a devoted household man who had been married for 65 years, Shakib mentioned.
Investigators haven’t commented on a attainable motive in the assaults, KABC reported.