Suspect due in court in Hempstead slayings of 3 women

13 August, 2017, 17:06 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Nassau County police charged Bobby Vanderhall, 34, with three counts of murder in the deaths early Saturday of his mother, Lynn Reichenbach-Vanderhall; his sister Melissa Vanderhall; and Janel Simpson, who family members said. They said a fourth woman was injured but managed to escape the house and is being treated at a hospital.

Nassau and Hempstead police investigate the scene of a triple homicide in Hempstead, N.Y., Saturday.

'He went to the garage, he obtained a large hammer.With this hammer, he broke through the basement door'. "With this framing hammer, he broke through the basement door". "As they came to the staircase, Bobby was already coming up after them".

The survivor, who wasn't identified, was hospitalized in stable condition.

The victims were all women, suffered blunt force trauma and authorities are searching for a person of interest, police told reporters.

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The Post reported that her wrist was broken fending off the attack.

Fitzpatrick revealed Bobby was homeless after he was recently kicked out from his house by his mother because of his troubling behavior and emotional issues. "The most lovely memory of my daughter was her smile, her love, she was so protective of me", said Wendy Simpson, the mother of one of the victims. He was arrested after the police found him asleep in a vehicle, two miles from the house.

'These girls don't give problems, these girls just have fun, ' Simpson said.

He was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. He is scheduled for arraignment on Sunday and is now being kept in Mineola in Nassau County.

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