Saturday, Nassau County police confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE.
Using a hammer, the suspect allegedly beat and killed his mother — 58-year-old Lynn Vanderhall, his sister Melissa Vanderhall, 29 and Janel Simpson, 29 — allegedly striking them all multiple times with a hammer. The fourth female victim — who was also struck with the hammer — was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in stable condition.
Vanderhall was arraigned on Sunday, and is charged with three counts of second degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Police said the three women were found dead from “blunt force trauma” at a home on Perry Street about 2:15 a.m., Newsday reported.
Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of the Nassau County Homicide bureau, said the suspect had been kicked out of his mother’s house and was homeless, NBC News reported.
Police said Vanderhall’s mother had thrown him out after a March incident where he was accused of slapping and physically harassing her, the New York Daily Newsreported.Read more at PeopleTVwatch