A woman was horrified to discover the dark secret of her 4-year-boyfriend.
A second-grade teacher Candy Williams met her mysterious boyfriend Jovan Collier at the beach who approached her while she was sunbathing. According to her, he was charming and funny. It was like a love at first sight.
“I was looking for someone to share my life with,” Williams told 20/20, according to ABC News. “I was just missing a significant other that I really wanted.”
“I’d been through a lot of tough times, lots of deaths in my family,” said Williams. “That first day at the beach, he told me that his parents had been killed in a tragic car accident by drunk drivers. He had always felt like he was missing something.” He was referring to his adoptive parents. His birth mother was able to track him down and found out his past.
In 2008, Collier told Williams that he was no longer speaking to his birth mother. He told her that it was because she did not Williams, but in truth, his mother had discovered a secret Collier had been keeping since 1983. Williams later knew what Collier has been hiding from him when she contacted Collier’s birth mother.
She found out that Collier’s adoptive parents did not die in a car accident, but in his own hands. He was found guilty of murdering his adopting family. Shooting his adopting father to death five times and stabbing his adoptive mother and sibling to death multiple times. Because he was still 14 years old at that time, he was tried as a juvenile and only served a year for each murder in a school for boys. After he was released, he inherited his victim’s money, and he began to change his name from Peter Zimmer to Jovan Collier.
Williams broke things off with Collier after the discovery but Collier did not seem to like it. Williams began to receive hundreds of emails from Collier, at first begging her to take him back, then became hostile and threatening.
Collier was later arrested and charged with felony stalking, according to the Daily Mail. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in a Florida state prison.