Evidence may suggest that the accused killer of Texas girl Alanna Gallagher, 6, may have had an accomplice, according to a July 26, 2013 CBS News report.
Sources have told CBS DFW that someone may have assisted Tyler Holder, 17, move and dump the girl’s body in Saginaw.
On Wednesday, authorities released the arrest warrant for Holder, which revealed disturbing details regarding Alanna’s tragic death.
The warrant indicates that on July 1, Holder, 17, sexually assaulted Alanna before suffocating her with four grocery bags secured with duct tape. The document states he then put her nude body into a black trash bag and left it on the side of the road under a tarp.
According to the New York Daily News, on July 20, police obtained DNA evidence from Alanna’s body and a belt buckle found at the crime scene. The DNA matched a sample Holder voluntarily provided the FBI on July 5.
The report indicates that Holder, who lived next door to Alanna and her family, was on the radar of authorities from the beginning of the investigation, as when police initially canvassed the area where Alanna and Holder lived, the teen was seen pacing up and down the side of the street.
On July 23, Holder was shot in the head when police showed up at his home to arrest him. Authorities say he opened fire and wounded Arlington Police Det. Charles Lodatto, who is expected to recover.
According to News 4 San Antonio, Holder is also recovering at a local hospital and faces charges of murder in Alanna’s death and attempted murder of a police officer.
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