A 70-year-old woman was allegedly decapitated by her son in a brutal murder after he violated a no-contact order she had against him and lived in her home.
Collin Boldizsar, 29, now now faces second-degree murder charges and is being held on $2 million for the grisly killing of his mother, Laurie Collins, at her home in the quiet neighborhood of Shoreline, Washington.
Police were called to the home after a neighbor saw Collins’ car still parked in her usual spot at a time where she would be at work. She worked in the Seattle Pacific University as a budget manager in the seminary.
The neighbor then heard screaming and a series of loud thumps coming from the home around 2am, according to King5 News.
When deputies arrived around 9am to conduct a welfare check, Boldizsar closed the door and locked it.
At one point, deputies asked Boldizsar about the screams coming from the home, and he insisted that he and his mother were ‘arguing’ and that it happened ‘all the time,’ according to arrest documents the news outlet reported.
When deputies were unable to reach Collins by phone they forced entry in the the home and that is when they made the gruesome discovery.
In the upstairs bedroom was Collin’s decapitated body with a baseball bat near where she was found, according to the outlet.
Laurie Collins, 70, was remembered as a ‘treasured colleague’ by those who worked with her at Seattle Pacific University. Many were grief-stricken and and said that Collins, who worked as the university’s budget manager, for nearly 30 years will be ‘profoundly missed’
The suspect identified as Collin Boldizsar, 29, was accused in the brutal killing of his mother, Laurie Collins. Boldizsar faces charges for second-degree murder and is being held on $2 million bond, Fox News reported
Deputies from the Kings County Sheriff’s Office placed crime tape at the scene
Collins had filed a no-contact order against her son in May after a domestic violence incident. Police officers who were called to the home were aware of the order.
At one point, deputies asked Boldizsar about the screams coming from the home, and he insisted that he and his mother were ‘arguing’ and that it happened ‘all the time,’ according to arrest documents seen by the news outlet reported.
When deputies were unable to reach Collins by phone they forced their way inside and found her decapitated body and a baseball bat nearby, KIRO7 News reported.
Boldizsar, who had self-inflicted superficial wounds on both wrists, and was arrested at the scene.
Terry Carlstrom, senior deputy prosecuting attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, called the gruesome crime an ‘extraordinary, violent offense,’ and said Boldizsar was a ‘significant threat to the community.’
Boldizsar is expected to be formerly charged on July 5 due after the holiday weekend.
The parking area where Collins car had been seen by a neighbor on Wednesday morning before police conducted a welfare check
The condominium unit where Collins lived located in Shoreline, Washington and where the gruesome time took place early Wednesday morning
According to Boldizsar’s Facebook profile, he was a gamer, who went under the name, ‘Sweets.’
Collins, who worked as a budget manager in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, was remembered as a ‘treasured colleague,’ by faculty, students and peers.
Tracy Norlen, Seattle Pacific University’s Public Information Officer, said in a statement to DailyMail.com on Friday, in part: ‘The university is deeply saddened by the death of our longtime colleague,’ she said.
‘She was a loyal and dedicated assistant for many departments, and a faithful colleague whose devotion to Christ was evident through her work. She will be profoundly missed by the SPU community.”