Ricky to be Laid to Rest Within 45 Days

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

Ricky Holland will be laid to rest sometime within the next 45 days. Following an agreement reached between Ingham County Officials and Ricky's relatives, Probate Judge George Economy made that ruling Friday.

How and where he will be laid to rest hasn't been determined. The court orders say it must be a small, private memorial service.

Excluding law enforcement officials who helped in the investigation surrounding Ricky's disappearance and death, no more than 50 people can attend.

Ricky's adoptive parents, Tim and Lisa Holland, are both in prison for murdering him. Lisa is serving a mandatory life sentence and Tim is serving 30 to 60 years.

Dr. Sienko has rights to Ricky's remains until their appeals have been exhausted then another court hearing will determine who has the rights.

Annette Skinner, the attorney representing Ricky's siblings, says for the kids’ sake, privacy is best. "I do sense that there is going to be a more public service, but we want to try and shield the kids from as much of this as possible," she said after the hearing Friday afternoon.

The county will most likely pay for Ricky's private service or, at the very least, what he will be laid to rest in.

Dr. Dean Sienko, "We'll store them temporarily in the event the court would want to have the remains retrieved for further investigation or reports."

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office has said there could be more charges related to Ricky's death. Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III had no comment on where that investigation stands now.


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  • by matt Location: brooklyn on Apr 13, 2007 at 10:24 PM
    These to pieces of garbage MURDERED their adopted son, MURDERED him, why are my tax dollars spent keeping them alive for the rest of their natural lives??? I would rather pay for lethal injection, or the gas chamber, they commited MURDER, someone needs to get a BACKBONE and bring the death penalty back, keeping them alive after commiting a capitol crime is a waste of taxpayers money!!! That is why this state is such a mess with the prisons!!!
  • by Elizabeth Location: jackson on Apr 13, 2007 at 07:23 PM
    Ricky needs to lay to rest.Were no one is fighting over any thing Casey Caswell dose not need it at all.You can be free to call us at any time at5179606501.Casey dose not need the remains at any time and he was family be for he was apdopted out to the hollands at all.But we are glad Lisa get what she did.
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