July 2006

Lisa Holland’s remarks blocked by judge

Kevin Grasha
Lansing State Journal
July 11, 2006

Statements Lisa Holland made to police at the end of a five-and-a-half-hour interview will not be used against her during the upcoming murder trial for her and her husband.

Also on Monday, a judge ruled statements Tim Holland made to police about how the Hollands’ 7-year-old adopted son, Ricky, died can be used at trial.

Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield cited U.S. and Michigan supreme court cases in making her decision to suppress the last 35 minutes of Lisa Holland’s Jan. 26. interview.



February 2006

Judge suppresses Holland statements

Kevin Grasha
Lansing State Journal
February 22, 2006

MASON – Statements that Tim Holland made to police blaming his wife for their son Ricky’s death cannot be used against either parent, a judge ruled Tuesday.

District Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sided with defense attorneys, who said Tim Holland made an agreement with prosecutors before talking to police Jan. 27 that his statements would not be used against him.

Despite the statements being suppressed, prosecutors remain confident.