Man Shoots Wife, Sister in ‘Mercy Killings’

Man Shoots Wife, Sister in ‘Mercy Killings’

LOS ANGELES – The usual quiet of a North Hills nursing facility was interrupted on Wednesday morning when authorities say Lance Holger Anderson, 60,  entered the building  and shot his sister to death.  Police say the victim,  58-year-old Lisa Nave, had been in a vegetative state for five years while living at the County Villa Sheraton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 9655 Sepulveda Boulevard.

Reports state that Nave came out of a coma four weeks ago but continued to be invalid and needing constant care.

The incident was apparently a “mercy killing” by Holger, who laid the gun down and walked onto the patio, waiting for the police.  He was arrested without incident.

Further investigation led police to make a welfare check on Holger’s wife in the 26800 block of Claudette Street in Canyon Country. At the Holger residence police discovered her lifeless body, also with a gunshot wound.  According to reports, she had been suffering from a degenerative disease.

Anderson was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder.

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