A man was arrested for killing three women–his mother, sister and an acquaintance–and seriously injuring a fourth in Hempstead early Saturday morning, Nassau County police said.

Bobby Vanderhall was charged with three counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree attempted murder.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged the 34-year-old suspect entered a Perry Street home and hit the victims with a hammer at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

The victims were identified as 58-year-old Lynn Vanderhall, Melissa Vanderhall and Janel Simpson, both 29. Police did not identify the survivor, who was taken to a local hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

The suspect will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.