A garage door repairman faces a murder charge after a customer was fatally beaten at a Sacramento home.
Sean Warner, 38, of Rocklin, was arrested after the attack July 25 on John Hurst, 64.
Hurst died in a hospital over the weekend, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said. The cause was given as blunt-force trauma to the upper body; TV station KTXL reported that court records indicate the weapon was a hammer.
On the day of the attack, Warner allegedly returned to the offices of the Overhead Door Company around 1 p.m. and told a co-worker he might have killed a customer, according to Sacramento TV station KOVR. The employer called sheriff’s deputies, who went to the home on Sandra Court, near Interstate 80 and Watt Avenue in northeast Sacramento. Hurst was found suffering from life-threatening injuries.
Warner and Hurst had reportedly argued; no further details have been released of the dispute.
Warner, who was arrested at the Cal Expo fairgrounds, is being held without bail at Sacramento County jail. His next court date is Aug. 22.
Neighbors in Rocklin told KOVR that Warner is the father of two children and frequently hosts friends for card games in his garage.