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‘Axe-wielding psychopath’ appears during arraignment over the murder of 102-year-old grandfather

Machete-wielding ‘psychopath’ appears in court after hacking to death 102-year-old grandfather in the garage of his L.A. home

  • Adam Dimmerman, 47, was arraigned on murder charges in an LA court, May 19
  • He is suspected of hacking a 102-year-old grandfather to death with a machete
  • Youssef Mahboubian was found dead in his garage in Encino, LA, on March 18

A man suspected of hacking to death an 102-year-old grandfather with a machete has been arraigned on murder charges. 

Adam Dimmerman, 47, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 19. 

The victim, Youssef Mahboubian, was found dead in his garage in Encino, LA on March 18. He had emigrated to the US from Iran more than 30 years ago.

Adam Dimmerman, the man suspected of hacking to death an 102-year-old grandfather with a machete has appeared in an LA court for arraignment on murder charges

The 47-year-old Dimmerman appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 19

The victim, Youssef Mahboubian, was found dead in his garage in Encino, L.A. on March 18

The 47-year-old Dimmerman appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 19. The victim, Youssef Mahboubian, was found dead in his garage in Encino, L.A. on March 18

Dimmerman was arraigned on murder charges in the case involving Mahboubian, he is also facing assault charges over an incident hours before the grandfather was found dead

Dimmerman was arraigned on murder charges in the case involving Mahboubian, he is also facing assault charges over an incident hours before the grandfather was found dead

Police quickly arrested Dimmerman on suspicion of the murder. He had 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. 

It’s unclear if Dimmerman had ever met Mahboubian before, or what his motive was. 

Youssef Mahboubian was found dead in his garage in Encino, L.A. on March 18, aged 102

Police arrested Dimmerman before Mahboubian’s body was found at 12:50pm on March 18 (Pictured, with his wife of 65 years. It’s unclear when the photo was taken)

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 (pictured here with his wife of 65 years) before, or what his motive was

Jason Shakib, the victim's grandson, said he was 'horrified' by the incident

Jason Shakib, the victim’s grandson, said he was ‘horrified’ by the incident

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.

‘I had no idea there was a guy with a machete running around killing people,’ Mahboubian’s grandson Jason told ABC 7 at the time.  

He said Mahboubian 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 before facing trial. 

The neighborhood where the attacks took place is affluent; the Mahboubian’s home is now worth $1.8million.  

Police at the scene of the grisly murder on March 18, where the elderly man was found in his garage having been hacked to death with a machete

Police at the scene of the grisly murder on March 18, where the elderly man was found in his garage having been hacked to death with a machete

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