Family says they saw warning signs from man accused of fatally shoving grandfather

Jason R. Northrup mug shot. (Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County Jail)

(KUTV) – The family of a man accused of fatally shoving his grandfather Tuesday says there were warning signs before the fatal domestic dispute.

Jason Northrup, 35, has been jailed on suspicion of murder of his grandfather Sherral Northrup, 80.

Sherral Northrup’s son, Daniel Northrup, tells 2News Jason attacked him several times recently.

“Jason had been very violent with me ... he pushed me like he did my dad, six times.” Daniel Northrup said.

West Valley City Police say Jason Northrup was arguing with Sherral Northrup around 11:30 when he pushed him outside their home near 3036 West 2960 South. Sherrall Northup fell and his head on the pavement. He later died at the hospital.

“I thought him and my dad were too tight for him to do something,” Daniel Northrup said. “[Jason] took a life, he should pay for it with his life.”

Police said several generations of the family lived at the house.

Jason Northrup does not have an extensive criminal record in Utah. Prosecutors will now review the case to determine what charges Jason Northrup will face.

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