On July 24, 2013, the arrest warrant for Tyler Holder was released in the Alanna Gallagher Saginaw, Texas murder case. According to the New York Daily News, the warrant reveals horrific details of the girl’s last moments alive along with information about her 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 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.
The Daily News reports that a number of neighbors suspected Holder in Alanna’s case because they said he was a known troublemaker.
On Tuesday, 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 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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