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Tag: Violet Holmes


Spanaway man pleads guilty to killing his wife and 11-year-old daughter

Dean Holmes already admitted to Pierce County sheriff’s detectives that he shot his wife and daughter to death in August.

This afternoon, Holmes, 40, reiterated his confession in court, pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife, Kristi Holmes, and their daughter, Violet.

It was an unusually speedy resolution for a double-murder case, and Holmes’ quick plea might help him avoid a potential death sentence.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today Holmes’ willingness to take responsibility for his crimes and to do so in a expeditious manner would factor into his decision

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