SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The man who was apparently attacked by a repairman at a Sacramento-area home has died, authorities say.
The incident happened last Thursday afternoon at a home on Sandra Court. Deputies responded after the repairman’s employer reported to authorities that he told a co-worker that he tried to kill someone.
A man with life-threatening injuries was found at the home. The repairman, identified as 38-year-old Rocklin resident Sean Warner, was arrested.
The man who was attacked died from his injuries over the weekend, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. He has been identified by the coroner’s office as 64-year-old John Hurst.
“If you think about the number of times you’ve had somebody to your home to do some sort of home improvement project and you don’t know who that person is. I think it gets people to think about that aspect of it,” said Deputy Rod Grassman, with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office says this attack is a reminder to always be aware of who is coming into your home.
“Doing business with reputable companies and people certainly goes a long way. You should be highly vigilant whether you have people in your home, whether it be extended family, they don’t know very well, everyone should be vigilant,” Grassman said.
Warner is being held at Sacramento County Jail without bail.
It’s unclear what, exactly, led up to the attack.