Man stabbed in neck dies, neighbor charged with murder

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The 67-year-old man who police say was severely injured after his neighbor stabbed him in the neck has died, according to Detective Robert Ungricht with Salt Lake City Police. 

Linton Livingston died Saturday, according to his daughter Jhonette Garcia. 

“He always helped people,” Garcia told ABC4 Utah over the phone. 

Garcia said her father even helped the woman accused of murdering him. 

Dyann Hernandez was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on aggravated assault charges in mid-November after police said she stabbed Livingston, her neighbor, in the neck. It happened near his home on Arapahoe Avenue. 

Garcia told ABC4 Utah Hernandez had threatened her father before. 

ABC4 Utah interviewed Livingston last year after he accused his landlord of setting fire to his rented home. Livingston’s family said they have suffered tremendously in 2017. In August, Livingston’s grandson Will Ryan was killed in a drive-by shooting in Magna. 

The family is asking for help with funeral expenses and have set up a GoFundMe page on Livingston’s behalf. 

Hernandez has been officially charged with murder in this case, according to jail records. Stay with ABC4 Utah for the latest developments. 

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