Family Mourns Loss Of Youssef Mahboubian, Man Killed In Violent Encino Attacks

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.

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- 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. CBS KCAL9's Jeff Nguyen has that story.

- He was a great, great, great person. And I'm just broken.

JEFF NGUYEN: Shakib he says he couldn't sleep last night after his uncle Youssef Mahboubian and was found bludgeoned to death inside his Encino home.

- 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 Dimmerman and called police, who found an ax and knife on him.

- 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.

- He was all together. He worked in the backyard every day. He planted and fruit. He had a garden that he cared for every day.

JEFF NGUYEN: So far, police do not have a motive.

- I'm going to go to court Monday to see this but that's what I'm going to do.

JEFF NGUYEN: Detectives believe that Dimmerman is responsible for both attacks in Encino. Jeff Nguyen. KCAL9 News.