This monster deserves to be exterminated.
An 18-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison, after admitting to the murder of his 6-year-old neighbor whose body was found dumped on a street corner last summer.
Tyler Holder plead guilty on Thursday to charges of murder in the death of his young neighbor Alanna Gallagher, who went missing last June.
Her body was found soon after less then a mile away from her Saginaw, Texas home and an autopsy report revealed the little girl had been raped.
Holder, who was 17 at the time, was arrested when his DNA was found on her body.
In exchange for pleading guilty, Holder got a life in prison sentence. He will also serve 40 years for shooting at a police officer during his arrest, and 20 years for setting a car on fire a week after Alanna’s killing.
Alanna mother Laura gave a statement at the sentencing, saying Holder won’t be able to hurt any more children but ‘it does not repay for what you have done’.
‘It does not bring her back to us. No matter how much suffering you undergo in prison, it won’t be as much as all the people who knew and loved Alanna have been, and will continue to be suffering,’ Laura Gallagher said. ‘I hope you remember this, and that you live with shame for what you have done, every day that you live, every day that Alanna is gone from us.’
Alanna was the daughter of Laura Gallagher and her husband Karl. The couple also lived with a man named Miles McDaniel as part of a polyamorous relationship.
‘There are no more relaxed Saturday morning snuggles with her, filled with talk and giggles,’ Mrs Gallagher continued in the statement.