CARMICHAEL, Calif. (KTXL) — A parking lot outside of a Carmichael wellness center was full of people remembering the lives of two victims who tragically lost their lives. Two families stood side by side with loved ones and friends as they shared a similar story of loss.
“He’s a wonderful brave blind man who had no defense against what happened here,” said Barbara McIntyre, who is the wife of one of the victims.
Barbara said her husband, 57-year-old Paul McIntyre, interned at the wellness and recovery center two days a week. But his life was cut short Friday.
Officials said 39-year-old Martin Lackey-Garcia stabbed four employees leave Paul and 53-year-old Eileen Stanwick dead.
“He was murdered on our son’s 17th birthday, so now, my son is going to have to remember his father’s brutal death on every birthday that he has for the rest of his life,” said Barbara.
“I’ve done a lot of crying the last couple days,” said JC Anderson, Stanwick’s son. “I’m just angry, now.”
Stanwick’s son spoke to a grieving crowd and said there should have been more security at the center when the stabbing happened.
“I spoke to the mom of the person who killed everyone, or killed my mom and the other victim,” said Anderson. “And she warned them that it was going to be a dangerous incident, and they didn’t listen.”
As the crowd comforts the families in prayer, they are remembering all the victims and the two who were killed.
“I’ve only been back home for about a year and for this man to take my mom from me like, it’s not OK,” said Anderson.
McIntyre’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.
“He was the most beautiful man I ever met and I waited and waited for him. And when I found him, I knew I had something good,” said Barbara.