MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 36-year-old Apple Valley man has been indicted for allegedly killing his pregnant wife.
The Dakota County Grand Jury returned the indictments late Monday afternoon, charging Roger Holland with first-degree premeditated murder, second-degree intentional murder, first-degree premeditated murder of an unborn child and second-degree murder of an unborn child.
Holland told police he believed his wife Marjorie, fell down the stairs on March 7, 2013, but Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom says the evidence proves otherwise.
“She had multiple injuries on her body, which were inconsistent with a fall down a flight of stairs: bruises on her arms, legs, hands, face and again, both hyoid bones in her throat were broken on both sides, which is consistent with strangulation,” Backstrom said.
WCCO’s Susie Jones Interviews Backstrom