California garage door repairman arrested in customer death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a garage door repairman was arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly beat a customer with a hammer.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says it arrested 38-year-old Sean Warner of Rocklin in the death of 65-year-old John Hurst.

Hurst died in a hospital Saturday after being assaulted July 25 in his Sacramento home.

Officials say that on the day of the attack, Warner told a co-worker he might have killed one of their customers.

The sheriff’s office would only say Hurst was struck with an object but court documents obtained by KTXL-TV show that the object was a hammer.

Authorities have not given a motive in the attack.

Warner’s attorney, Eric Hintz, tells the TV station he cannot comment on the case.

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Information from: KTXL-TV.

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