Holland Case to Go to Trial

By: Beth Shayne
By: Beth Shayne

The defense chose not to present rebuttal witnesses, and instead ended the 14 day preliminary hearing for Tim and Lisa Holland.

All attorneys presented closing arguments before Judge Rosemarie Aquilina would rule that both Hollands should be bond over to circuit court on five charges each.

In addition to the prosecutors' charges of murder and 1st degree child abuse, she says the Hollands should be charged with obstruction of justice and filing a false police report.

Mike Nichols, Lisa Holland's attorney called it not surprising. "It a probable cause hearing, a very low standard. She did what she did, and we'll deal with it."

Mike Ferency, the assistant prosecutor, said he's hopeful the community is approaching this case with an open mind so the trial, if there is one, could be held in Ingham County.

The defense attorneys have not decided if they'll ask that it be moved. There is also still a chance that one or both defendants might plead guilty to some or all of the charges, and thereby avoid a trial altogether.


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