Police: 67-year-old victim dies after stabbing last month by Salt Lake City neighbor

Linton Dale Livingston. Photo Courtesy: GoFundMe

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 6, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The 67-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times in the neck last month, allegedly by his Salt Lake City neighbor, has died, police said Wednesday.

Linton Dale Livingston died Saturday, his daughter Melody Livingston Ryan posted on a GoFundMe page set up to assist with his funeral expenses. His passing was confirmed to Gephardt Daily by Salt Lake City Police Department Detective Robert Ungricht.

Livingston was found on Nov. 15 in front of his home in the area of 800 W. Arapahoe Ave. (650 South) with multiple stab wounds to his neck, according to a previous news release from the Salt Lake City Police Department. When officers arrived, neighbors were administering first aid.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim was stabbed 12 times in the neck area. Police stated he was “stabbed in his spinal cord and is unable to breathe without medical assistance.”

Livingston’s neighbor Dyann Hernandez, 23, was taken into custody by Utah Highway Patrol troopers Nov. 18, and was turned over to Salt Lake City police.

The GoFundMe page says of the victim: “My father Linton Dale Livingston, a Vietnam vet and father to eight children, grandfather to 12 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, was viciously attacked.

“Although my father fought hard, there were complications, and his body could not continue the fight. He passed away peacefully on Dec. 2. He is loved and will certainly be missed.”

Hernandez was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on a charge of attempted murder. Ungricht said the case has now been turned over to homicide detectives, and additional charges are likely to be screened at a later date.

Dyann Hernandez. Photo: Salt Lake County

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