Central Coast man murders 4 family members
August 13, 2014
After a Goleta man murdered his parents and two sons Monday night, he told a dispatcher it was his “destiny.”
Nicolas Holzer, 45, had been unemployed for years. For the past seven years, he had lived with his parents and two sons at a home in Goleta.
Nicolas Holzer first repeatedly stabbed his father William Holzer in the den with a kitchen knife. Holzer then went to his son’s bedroom where they were sleeping and stabbed Sebastian, 13, and Vincent, 10.
He murdered his mother, Sheila Holzer, 74, in the doorway of the boys’ bedroom before stabbing his Australian shepherd in the hall.
Following the murders, Nicolas Holzer called 911 to report that he had killed his entire family because it was his destiny.