Family members identified the victim of Thursday's slashing spree in Encino as Youssef Mahboubian and said he had been living on the secluded hilltop cul-de-sac for more than 30 years. His wife was the one who found him, they said.
- More news now. The man accused of being behind a deadly machete attack in Encino has a court date on Monday, and the nephew of the man who died says, he will be there to face the person who killed his uncle. CB-- KCAL 9's Jeff Nguyen has that story.
SAM SHAKIB: He was a great, great, great person, and I'm just broken.
JEFF NGUYEN: Sam Shakib he says he couldn't sleep last night after his uncle, Youssef Mahboubian and was found bludgeoned to death inside his Encino home.
SAM SHAKIB: Funny man. He always cracked joke. You could have sat with him, and you laughed. He was full of life.
JEFF NGUYEN: Mr. Mahboubian's family says he'd been living in this secluded hilltop cul-de-sac for well over 30 years. It was his wife who found him.
About an hour earlier, LAPD was called to another cul-de-sac down the hill where they arrested 47-year-old Adam Dimmerman who detectives say attacked and cut a second person. That victim was able to follow Timmerman and called police, who found an ax and knife on him.
SAM SHAKIB: I feel a hole in my heart.
JEFF NGUYEN: Mahboubian's family says he immigrated to the United States in the mid 70s from Iran during its revolution. He was a well-known importer in his homeland who raised a family that included three children and even more loving grandchildren who all lived nearby. His nephew says, his was a life well lived for more than 100 years.
SAM SHAKIB: He was all together. He was-- he was-- he worked in the backyard every day. He planted fruit. He had a garden that he cared for every day.
JEFF NGUYEN: So far police do not have a motive.
SAM SHAKIB: I'm going to go to court Monday to see this. That's what I'm going to do.
JEFF NGUYEN: Detectives believe Dimmerman is responsible for both attacks. In Encino, Jeff Nguyen, "KCAL 9 News".