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Subject in Custody and Charged with 1st Degree Murder after incident


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of possible shots fired on the evening hours of Monday December 9, 2013 in Western Lawrence County.

Deputies along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrived on scene to find a female with what appeared to be a gunshot would laying on a bed in the residence.  Deputies attempted life saving actions but were unsuccessful.

Taken into custody at the scene was a male who was believed to have made the 911 call reporting the shooting.  An investigation has been on going since the incident and late Tuesday evening charges were filed in the case.

David K. Holman, age 54 of rural La Russell has been formally charged with 1st Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.  He is currently in custody at the Lawrence County Jail awaiting arraignment and being held without bond.

The case is still under investigation.  The victims info has not been released pending notification of family members.


David K. Holman