Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The man suspected of killing his pregnant wife pleaded with 911 dispatchers to save her. Prosecutors are now seeking to upgrade the charges against the suspect from second-degree murder to premeditated first-degree murder.
Roger Earl Holland, the 36-year-old Texas National Guardsman accused of killing his wife Margorie Ann Holland, 37, and the couple's unborn child in a March 7 incident at their Apple Vally home, reportedly pleaded with 911 dispatchers to save her, according to a Pioneer Press article by Marino Eccher. During the call Roger Holland sobbed and said, "She's all I got," "Please hurry," "Oh, God," and "Please don't leave," according to the article. RELATED: Roger Holland has been charged with second-degree murder in both deaths, and county prosecutors are looking to a grand jury to decide whether the charges should be upgraded to premeditated first-degree murder. The defendant remains in custody with bail set at $1 million. READ THE PIONEER …
Monday, March 11, 2013
County Attorney James Backstrom outlined charges against Roger Earl Holland of Apple Valley in the March 7 death of his pregnant wife at a press conference Monday, March 11.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said Monday afternoon that the March 7 death of Margorie Ann Holland, 37, is "hard to believe." "It's an extremely sad and tragic event for a mother and her unborn child to die allegedly at the hands of her husband and the child's father," Backstrom said at a press conference after charges were filed against Roger Earl Holland, 36, of Apple Valley. A criminal complaint filed Monday alleges Roger Holland strangled his wife to death, and then staged a scene to make it appear she had fallen down the stairs. Roger Holland was charged with two counts of second-degree intentional murder. Backstrom said he will bring an indictment for first-degree premeditated murder before a grand jury.
In the video below, defense attorneys representing Roger Earl Holland described the Apple Valley couple as happy, having a bright future. Holland was charged Monday with second-degree intentional murder in the death of his pregnant wife.
Defense Attorneys Marsh Halberg and Eric Nelson of Halberg Criminal Defense, representing murder suspect Roger Earl Holland of Apple Valley, spoke to reporters Monday minutes before a press conference held by the Dakota County Attorney. Roger Earl Holland, 36, was charged with two counts of intentional second-degree murder this morning, in the March 7 death of his wife, Margorie Ann Holland, 37, and the couple's unborn child. The Dakota County Attorney's Office criminal complaint alleges that Roger Holland strangled his wife to death, then staged the scene to make it appear she had fallen down the stairs. The defense attorneys described the Apple Valley couple as "happy" and having a "bright future." The two met in the military and moved …
Roger Earl Holland is charged with two counts of second-degree murder for the death of his wife and unborn child, but Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has vowed to bring the case before a grand jury.
An Apple Valley man stands accused of strangling his pregnant wife, killing her and her unborn child, before throwing her body down a flight of stairs in an effort to make her death appear accidental. Roger Earl Holland, 36, currently faces two counts of second-degree murder, a charge that carries a maximum of 40 years in prison. However, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said today he will bring an indictment for first-degree murder before a grand jury. Related UPDATE: Death of Pregnant Apple Valley Woman Draws Criminal Charges According to the criminal complaint against Holland: Apple Valley police were called to an apartment on 157th Street West on the morning of March 7 on report of a female in cardiac arrest. The caller told …