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Santa Barbara Man Admits to Killing Family

August 13, 2014 9:15 am

(Santa Barbara, Ca – Entravision / KCBA FOX 35) A man from South California stabbed his parents, two sons and the pet dog saying it was his destiny to kill them, police reported Tuesday.

Nicolas Holzer, 45, first called law enforcement officials to alert them of the stabbings. The killings happened late Monday at his house near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Police arrested Holzer and found the bodies of his sons, aged 10 and 13, in the bedroom. The bodies of his father, 73, and mother, 74, were found in the den and in the doorway of the bedroom, respectively.