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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