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Service to ‘reclaim’ space where Spanaway man said he killed wife, brought daughter’s body

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Sep. 3, 2012 at 6:00 am |
September 2, 2012 9:20 pm

Associated Ministries will hold a service Thursday to “reclaim” the home where a Spanaway man told police he fatally shot his wife and later brought his daughter’s body, according to the group.

Dean Holmes, 40, turned himself into the Pierce County Jail early Aug. 30, at which point he told police he had shot his wife, Kristi, and their 11-year-old daughter, Violet.

The service, called a Moment of Blessing, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at 15507 20th Ave. Ct. E.

The short ceremonies mark the sites of homicides with bamboo poles that have red and purple ribbons. They have a clergy presence and aim to support the victims’ families and friends, according to Associated Ministries.


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