No plea deals and max sentencing for Kyle Holland's death.
  • Petitioned Levin, Carl (D)

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Michigant State
Levin, Carl (D)
petition creator
Vada Adams
Michigan State
Abraham, Spencer (R)

No plea deals and max sentencing for Kyle Holland's death.

    1. Vada Adams
    2. Petition by

      Vada Adams

      black rock, AR


I looked up at the stars, and I wondered what beauty is on the other side. Kyle is on the other side looking down at us, and he no longer needs braces to help him walk; he's running in heaven's playground.

Kyle was born with a disability in which both of his legs were turned inward, and he'd had surgery to remove an extra bone in his spine. Kyle sometimes wore braces on his legs to help with walking. This didn't slow Kyle down. On the last night of Kyle's life, Debby Holland, his mother, said she had put him to bed around 10:30 p.m. with a glass of chocolate milk and some cartoons on the t.v. This would be the last time that Kyle was to be seen alive by anyone. Debby Holland and her live in boyfriend, Earl Adkins, have denied hearing anything that night. Debby found Kyle at about 9:30 a.m. lying on the floor near his bedroom door.

Reports had been made to local authorities about the family's two dogs: a 35-pound black and white Labrador mix and a 90-pound husky and
German shepherd mix. The city was aware of the family having the hybrid wolf that was not permitted in city limits, and ownership was maintained. Official reports show that in November of 2010 that both dogs were involved in a bloody fight with another neighborhood dog. Animal Control officers had told the Adkins that wolf hybrids were not allowed in the state. He said he was leaving and heading to West Virginia, another state that won't allow them in. But despite that, the owner paid his fines and Animal Control gave the dog back.

Kyle was bitten on the head, face, neck, shoulder, chest, left leg and arms.
County medical examiner Carl Schmidt testified in a Lincoln Park
courtroom that part of one of Kyle Holland's thigh bones and much of
the soft tissue on the thigh were missing at the time of his autopsy. His chest cavity also was crushed and the boy had more than 80 puncture wounds."His
buttocks were gone to the point that his sacrum was gone, part of his
pelvis was gone, the right hip joint was only partially present,"
Schmidt said.

The dogs were said to be for security measures, but the dogs were not properly crated the night of Kyle's untimely death. Instead of the mother immediately seeking medical attention for her son, she helped her boyfriend get rid of marijuana plants that were in the home. Reports claim that when police arrived, Adkins had drugs in his car and on the property.

Kyle and Debby had only lived with Adkins for ten days. Kyle's mother, Debralynn C. Holland, 29, was charged with manslaughter under a "gross negligence theory." The maximum penalty for manslaughter is 15 years. Holland was also charged with second-degree child abuse for leaving Kyle in an unsafe home, and as an accessory after the fact for trying to get rid of marijuana plants and giving false information to police. Those charges carry maximum penalties of four and five years, respectively.

Holland's boyfriend, Earl Dwayne Adkins, 35, was charged with one count of dangerous animal death, which is treated similar to manslaughter. Adkins was also charged with possession with intent to deliver/manufacture marijuana after police discovered over a dozen plants in the basement of the home. Adkins faces 19 years in prison.

PLEASE- public service defenders- no plea deals! Isn't the evidence enough??? They said they heard NOTHING, but little Kyle's body was partially eaten. Give them every last minute of time on they're sentenced and eligible for. This won't replace Kyle, but justice needs to be served!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jordan Williams DETROIT, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      I live in Brightmoor area of Detroit. A good friend of mine commited a murder in complete self defence about 5 years ago, got sentenced to natural life and didnt get any kind of plea deal. Why the fuck should these assholes get one for letting their dog eat a kid and then instead of worrying about saving the boys life they want to try and cover up some petty little weed plants. Thats why babies shouldnt have babies.

    • Tigras Mallin LEBANON, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      My reason is because I didnt loose a child to death sorry but i have lost my children to a con artist who does beat my children who is the my shildrens father and the law does nothing even after willingly stateing he does so. His now wife is related to the children case worker and his wife's also is related to a cop that has (passed away). There is no reason in the world why i do not have my children I am a good mother and never bin an unfit mother. This is why and I am sorry to hear that about you childs death its just not right the children have to suffer for that that is messed up in the world. We needs to change the laws and fast!!!

    • Sharon Louros APACHE JUNCTION, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Bebboe & her boyfriend need to be held accountable for Kyle's brutal death. He was probably left alone all night while they went out & partied. We all know where their loyalties lye w/ drugs at all cost. Give them the maximum & that is still too good for them. The boyfriend shld. have been made to find the dog another home in a state that allowed wolves. Authorities failed to do their job too. If they had enforced this, then nothing wld. have happened to Kyle. If they wld. feed & water the dogs, then it might not have happened either. Authorities & Debbie & her boyfriend cared more for their high then for Kyle. Kyle suffered an horrible death. Mohers are suppose to nuture not torture.

    • amanda langley ST MARY, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Because children are our future and because they look up to their parents for love and protection and want to be wanted and have the feeling that they are every thing to their parents no matter how different they are. just love them and guide them because they are a gift from god and all we want is justice for them all .

    • Penny Nepa BOCA RATON, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      They deserve even more time! - LIFE in prison!


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