Man accused of beating mother, sister, friend to death

13 August, 2017, 22:51 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Nassau County Police believe the incident was

Vanderhall was arraigned on Sunday, and is charged with three counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

A neighbor, Earl Sykes, 38, had been driving home at around 1:20 a.m. when he spotted the surviving victim-barefoot and yelling-who then jumped on the hood of his vehicle, People magazine reported.

He's also accused of bludgeoning another one of his sister's friends, 29-year-old Candace Murray, but she managed to fight back and leave the home.

Nassau, New York police say 34-year-old Bobby Vanderhall beat his mother Lynn, 29-year-old sister Melissa, and Melissa's best friend, Janel Simpson to death with a hammer.

Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun did not identify or describe the suspect police are seeking.

'When he came here last night, the doors were secured and he became enraged, ' said Lt Fitzpatrick.

According to police, Vanderhall was found sleeping in a auto within two miles of the crime scene and was arrested, police say.

All of them were here in Venderhall's home in Hempstead when it happened. He obtained a large hammer. "With this framing hammer he broke through the basement door into the residence". "She was covered in blood", said the neighbor.

Specialists say the three ladies were discovered dead inside the Vanderhall's Hempstead, New York, home of "limit constrain injury" at around 2:15 a.m. "He's trying to kill us!", according to officials. His mother had even obtained an order of protection against him. They said he then attacked the other women.

Denis Simpson told NBC New York that his daughter, Janel, had worked late as a secretary at Northwell Health and then went to her friend's house to hang out. The friends had taken a trip to attend Carnival in Trinidad and were planning to visit Cuba in the fall.

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