Kyle was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on April 8, 2005 and passed away in Lincoln Park, Michigan on July 12, 2010 at the age of 5 years.
A new page has been added with songs and videos that help me cope with the terrible loss of my son and grandson... Click on link kyle-holland.last-memories.com/page/4461 ~ Fall at Kyles Resting Place ~ Oct.6, 2011~
At Kyle's resting place in Michigan...July~2011 Nana decorated for July 4th
DETROIT: Mother, boyfriend charged in fatal dog mauling
Published: Monday, June 27, 2011
DETROIT — The mother of Kyle Holland and her boyfriend at the time have been charged in the 5-year-old’s death last year when a wolf-hybrid dog attacked him as he slept.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that Lincoln Park resident Debralynn C. Holland, 29, has been charged with manslaughter under a “gross negligence theory.”
According to a statement Monday from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Holland was charged because she knew the dog was dangerous and could harm Kyle. The dog was not in its cage while Kyle was sleeping. The maximum penalty for manslaughter is 15 years in prison.
Holland’s boyfriend, Earl Dwayne Adkins, 35, was charged with one count of dangerous animal death, which is treated similar to manslaughter. He was charged because he is the owner of the dog and also allegedly knew of the dangerous nature of the German shepherd/wolf hybrid.
Adkins also was charged with possession with intent to deliver/manufacture marijuana after police found about 15 marijuana plants in the house’s basement.
Adkins faces 15 years in prison for the first offense and four years for intent to manufacture marijuana.
Holland also was 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 the plants and giving false information to police. Those charges carry maximum penalties of four and five years, respectively.
Police expect Holland and Adkins to turn themselves in at 9 a.m. Wednesday, when they also are expected to be arraigned.
Another dog, a black Labrador retriever, also was in the house at the time. Worthy said the wolf hybrid was solely responsible for the attack. The dog was in the house, in the 1500 block of Empire, for protection. The fatal mauling happened 10 days after Holland and her son moved in with Adkins.
Holland found Kyle dead at about 9:30 a.m. July 12 . She called police at 10:09 a.m.
Both animals still are in quarantine at a shelter Downriver. Worthy said the animals are being kept alive for “legal reasons.”
Kyle’s cousin, Tiffany Dailey, helps with a website dedicated to his memory at DeservedJustice.com. She and his extended family live in Maryville, Tenn.
“We’ve been lost; we feel like we can’t breathe,” Dailey, 37, said. “We want truth and we want justice, and I will not stop until he gets it. I will not quit. Kyle deserves justice.”
Kyle spent about six months of the year with his grandmother in Tennessee. He was small for his age and had to wear braces on his legs to help him walk.
Lincoln Park resident Deborah Henderson, a spokeswoman for Kyle’s family in Tennessee, said she reached out to them after he died to try to help.
“What this family wants is justice,” she said. “It’s as simple as that. It’s as cut and dried as that. They want justice (for) this helpless little boy who lost his life, and the charges speak to how he lost his life and who’s responsible.”
~Kyle's Daddy, Justin's, Resting place~ Kyle's daddy was born on May 11,1980 and passed away on July 8,2005...He was buried on July 12, 2005. Kyle was fourmonths old...exactly five years later, Kyle passed away on July 12, 2010...now they are together oncemore...forever....
This Memorial Website was created by Kyle's Nana, Judy, to remember our beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, Kyle Joseph Holland, age 5, and
also to remember Kyle's father, Justin Holland, who was killed in Michigan on July 8,2005, when Kyle was only four months old.
So Sad Nana at your resting place in Michigan, March 10. It is so hard to leave you there and come back to Tennessee.
Kyle lived in Michigan with his mother at the time of his death.
Kyle's Tennessee family is devastated by this tragedy.
We feel his death was very avoidable,
and could have been prevented.
Kyle met an untimely and disturbing death. To read Kyle's story, please click on the link...
Kyle was allegedly mauled to death in his bedroom by dogs owned by the boyfriend of his mother. There have been charges filed in his death recently; his family in Tennessee loved him dearly, and were very much a part of his life, and went to great lengths to be so.
Our Angel Kyle
Kyle is very loved and is sorely missed. Our lives will never be the same.
Kyle's father, Justin, was killed when Kyle was only four months old. Kyle was our link to Justin and now that has been broken.Our heart is broken and our lives are devastated!
Our plea is that someday we will find the peace we need thru Justice for Kyle.Here is link to another page about Kyle: