A 102-year-old grandfather has been hacked to death with a machete in the garage of his L.A. home, allegedly by a 47-year-old man in what appears to be a random attack.
Youssef Mahboubian was found dead in his garage in Encino, L.A. on Thursday. The 102-year-old, who immigrated to the US from
Police have arrested 47-year-old Adam Dimmerman on suspicion of the murder. He has also been charged in a separate attack nearby, in which the victim was assaulted but not killed.
Multiple people reported seeing Dimmerman walking around the neighborhood with a dog and a hatchet.
He was already in custody for the assault when Mahboubian’s body was found at 12.50pm.
Youssef Mahboubian was found dead in his garage in Encino, L.A. on Thursday. He is shown with his wife of 65 years. It’s unclear when the photos were taken. He was 102
It’s unclear if Dimmerman had ever met Mahboubian before, or what his motive was.
The victim’s family say it was a random attack by a ‘psychopath.’
‘My wife is horrified to hear he was murdered by some axe-wielding psychopath.
‘He must have been deranged, or on drugs or something.
‘I thought he fell. I had no idea. They told me he fell in the garage and my cousin came home and found him.
Police at the scene of the grisly murder on Thursday. The elderly man was found in his garage
‘I had no idea there was a guy with a machete running around killing people,’ Mahboubian’s grandson Jason told
Jason Shakib, the victim’s grandson, said he was ‘horrified’
Dimmerman was arrested for the assault before police found Mahboubian’s body.
Multiple people reported him walking around the neighborhood with a dog and a hatchet.
Mahboubian’s grandson said he was a hard-working family man who was dedicated to his wife of 65 years.
‘He came to this country from Iran decades and decades ago, and they’ve been living peacefully on Alonzo Place for 30 years.
‘This is heartbreaking,’ he said.
It is so far unclear if Dimmerman has any kind of criminal record. He is being held in custody.