Tim and Lisa Holland Back in Court

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

Tim and Lisa Holland were back in court Friday, the first of three days this month set aside to decide if specific evidence will be allowed at trial.

Judge Paula Manderfield heard a number of motions from Lisa's attorney, Andrew Abood. He wants to suppress Lisa's statements to detectives the day she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her husband.

Lt. Roy Holliday, one of two who questioned Lisa that day, testified Friday. The other detective will testify next week.

Abood also wants to suppress statements made by Jackson Public Schools officials at the Holland's preliminary hearing. Judge Manderfield denied that motion as well as one requesting to exclude a neighbor's testimony about a day Ricky snuck into his home looking for food.

Lisa Holland's attorney is also asking to have a former inmate’s testimony excluded. She claims Lisa confessed to killing Ricky. Whether her statements will be allowed at trial will be decided next week when the hearings continue. Three days have been set aside in August as well.


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