Jovan Anton Collier, originally of Wisconsin, got into trouble with the law just five months after his release from a Florida prison, when his occupancy was found to be in violation his ex’s Galveston, Texas, lease agreement, but let’s go back to the beginning of the story — when Collier killed his own family in a triple murder case in Wisconsin.
When Collier, then named Peter Zimmer, was a mere slip of a lad at 14, he stabbed his parents and brother to death in their Wisconsin home in 1983. The family had adopted him as an infant and he remained their sole heir. As a juvenile, Collier could only be sentenced for delinquency by Wisconsin law and served only four years at a juvie facility for his crime. Also, since he was only charged with delinquency and not triple murder, Collier was still eligible to inherit from those he killed — win, win, right?
Collier was later convicted of stalking a Florida woman after she discovered that he was a triple murderer and broke up with him. He mailed her harassing emails and letters, as well as some sex toys and even dead pig in his continuing efforts to win her back. His efforts failed and he was convicted of felony aggravated stalking and was released this year. He moved to Texas and invited himself to move in with his ex-wife Sara Collier Zavadil, 43, at her apartment. It was Zavadil’s daughter who ratted out Collier, who was not on the lease.
As a result, Collier announced that he is moving to California, “As a direct result of a combination of current stresses, along with [the daughter's] meddling, I have decided it would be in everyone’s best interest if I returned to California….Good luck on your future witch hunts.”
I don’t think Texas will miss him, and somehow, I don’t think that this is that last we will hear about Mr. Collier.