Ricky Holland (Ricky Gann)

For years Ricky had been maltreated and abused by his adopters Tim and Lisa Holland. In July 2005 he was killed by the couple parents and dumped in a swamp, claiming he had disappeared. Eventually Tim Holland led the police to the body on Jan. 27, 2006. Hours later, authorities picked up in connection with Ricky's death. Lisa and Tim Holland are in prison -- she for life and he for 30 to 60 years. 
Date: 2005-07-01
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Non-lethal neglect, Non-lethal deprivation
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother
Home schooling: yes


Organizations: Family Services & Children's Aid in Jackson


Summit Township, Michigan
United States
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Williamston woman who killed son, 7, loses appeal2008-06-25
Chapter 14: Two funerals2007-12-16
Chapter 13: The star witness2007-12-15
Chapter 12: She said ... he said2007-12-14
Chapter 11: Bad news for Tim2007-12-12
Chapter 10: The office search2007-12-11
Chapter 9: Blood on a shirt2007-12-10
Chapter 8: A sticking window2007-12-09
Chapter 7: Suspects and lies2007-12-08
Chapter 6: Ricky's gone!2007-12-07
Chapter 5: A boy on a leash2007-12-06
Chapter 4: Two secrets2007-12-05
Chapter 3: Games or abuse?2007-12-04
Chapter 2: Hints of trouble2007-12-03
Introduction: Ricky Holland's story2007-12-02
Chapter 1: Ricky enters foster care2007-12-02
3 violent deaths in 18 months under state's watch 2007-01-30
Mother Gets Life for Adopted Son's Death2006-11-28
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