Man allegedly stabs grandmother to death, injures mom in Livermore

Tyler Haskell (Livermore Police Department)
Tyler Haskell (Livermore Police Department)

LIVERMORE (KRON) — A man’s grandmother is dead and mother injured after he allegedly stabbed them with a kitchen knife in Livermore on Wednesday, police said

Police responded to the 5300 block of Hillflower Drive at 7:38 p.m. on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.

When officers arrived, they found Tyler Haskell’s 85-year-old grandmother and 62-year-old mother suffering from several stab wounds.

Haskell, 35, had left but officers found him a mile away, in the 1300 block of North Vasco Road. He was arrested without incident.

Haskell’s grandmother succumbed to her injuries. His mother’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The grandmother has been identified as Joan Lininger. The mother has been identified as Karla Haskell.

Police do not know the motive for the stabbing, but said that Haskell suffers from multiple mental illnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to call Livermore police at (925) 371-4777.

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