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A Seattle-area man is accused of killing and beheading his 70-year-old mother.
Collin Boldizsar, 29, of Shoreline, Washington, is charged with the horrific death of his mother, Laurie Collins.
Police were called to Collins’ home on Wednesday for a wellness check after neighbors reported hearing ‘screams’ and a series of thuds’ coming from the house. When officers arrived, Boldiszar did not eventually forced their way inside and discovered Collin’s decapitated body in an upstairs bedroom. A baseball bat was also found nearby, according to KIRO. 7.
“This was an extraordinary and violent offence, demonstrating that the accused is a significant threat to the safety of the community,” said Terry Carlstrom, senior assistant district attorney, the outlet reported.
Court documents indicate that there was a no contact order against Boldiszar. He was said to have been living at home in violation of that order at the time of the murder.
Collins is remembered as a “valuable colleague” who will be “deeply missed” at the University of the Pacific in Seattle, where she worked as a budget manager.
“Many faculty, staff and students have known and worked with Laurie during her more than 30 years at SPU,” the school said in a statement. “She was a loyal and dedicated assistant to many departments, and a faithful colleague whose devotion to Christ was evident through her work.”
The King County prosecutor’s office requested that Boldizsar be held on $2 million bail, arguing that he posed a danger to the community. A judge found a case of likely second degree murder and set bail at $2 million.
Boldiszar is expected to be charged on July 5 due to the holiday weekend.