Dean Holmes told investigators he held the same gun to his head he used to kill his wife and daughter, but could not bring himself to pull the trigger.
Instead, he tried to scrub his family’s blood from his clothes. He watched television. He spent hours sitting on Ruston Way staring at Puget Sound. Then he drove to the Pierce County Jail to confess.
Today, Pierce County prosecutors charged the 40-year-old Spanaway house painter with two counts of first-degree aggravated murder with an enhancement for using a firearm. Holmes is set to be arraigned this afternoon.
If convicted, Holmes faces …