Man, 52, charged in stabbing death of 22-year-old son

AKRON, Ohio - A family is speaking out after a man was allegedly murdered by his father inside an Akron home.

Akron Police reported that Kevin Golec, 52, stabbed his 22-year-old son, Brian Golec, in the 1100 block of Inman Street, around 10 p.m. on Friday.

Detectives believe an argument led to the killing

Police responded to the address for a report of a robbery and found an unresponsive man near the side door of the house.

The Summit County Medical Examiner said Brian Golec died from a stab wound to the neck.

The victim's mother, Christine Hamblin, said Brian played in a band, was very spiritual and dreamed of studying biomedical engineering.

"He cared more for other people than he did himself," Hamblin said. "It's just so heartbreaking for me. I just can't believe my son is gone."

Hamblin said her son was "trying to reconnect" with his biological father and agreed to let him move in for a few weeks.

After the stabbing, Kevin Golec called 911 and investigators believe he told a series of lies to cover for the crime, including that intruders came into the home and attacked his son.

"They attacked our home. They came into our home," he told the operator. "He's in a cult and all this (expletive). These guys came in. I fought them off. They got him."

Brian Golec's fiancee, Sarah Price, said Kevin Golec appeared to have a drug problem and stole money from the home, so Brian was trying to kick him out.

"He was supposed to be leaving and he wasn't looking for a place to live," Price said.

Price explained when she came home and saw the police tape around the house, she knew Brian was dead.

She remains stunned that a man who lived peacefully died so violently.

"He was a beautiful soul, beautiful spirit. He was my soul mate and he wanted more than anything to change the world."

Kevin Golec is now being held at the Summit County Jail on murder and domestic violence charges.

He’ll be arraigned in Akron Municipal Court on Feb. 17.

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