Close  

Man charged in killings of parents, sons, family dog

/ 04:18 PM October 15, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, California — A central California man whom authorities say confessed to stabbing his elderly father and mother, his two sons and the family dog has been charged with murder and animal cruelty.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted 45-year-old Nicolas Holzer on felony charges that include special allegations. Prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek the death penalty.

ADVERTISEMENT

Holzer remains jailed without bail.

Prosecutors contend that in August at his Goleta home, Holzer grabbed kitchen knives and attacked his 73-year-old father; then his sons, ages 10 and 13, as they slept; then his 74-year-old mother and the family dog.

FEATURED STORIES

Authorities say Holzer then called the police emergency dispatcher to report killing his family.

Authorities say Holzer, who had no criminal history, told detectives that the killings were his destiny.

RELATED STORIES
Man beheads mother, claims she’s an ‘aswang’

Son accused of killing parents with samurai sword

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Animal Cruelty, California, Crime, felony, Killings, Murder, Nicolas Holzer, Police
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

11 suspected NPA rebels surrender in Masbate

October 18, 2019 09:27 AM

newsinfo

Quezon bags 2nd SGLG award from DILG

October 18, 2019 09:14 AM

newsinfo

Navotas City fire: 200 houses razed

October 18, 2019 08:37 AM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.