Tyler Holder

Tyler Holder
Crimes: Kidnapping, Rape, Murder, Attempted Murder, Arson, Pedophile

In the evening of July 1, 2013 the Saginaw, Texas Police Department responded to a 911 call stating that a body had been found. And yes, a body had indeed been found. Wrapped in a gray tarp and dumped beside the curb at the intersection of Round Rock Drive and Cindy Lane was the body of a tiny little girl.

The poor, precious darling had been kidnapped and murdered. Her wrists and ankles were bound with red duct tape, and 4 white, plastic Wal-Mart trash bags were taped over her head with the same red duct tape. The body had been placed inside a black, plastic trash bag and then wrapped in the tarp.

While Saginaw investigators were tending to the scene where the body was dumped, a marked patrol unit was flagged down by a panicky Laura Gallagher. Her daughter, 6-year-old Alanna, was missing!

Little Alanna had left home at 2:30 that afternoon to go play with the neighbour girl, and now nobody knew where she was.

Alanna Gallagher did go next door to the Staley home and asked Russ Staley if she could play with his granddaughter. He declined, telling her he had to give his granddaughter her lunch. The last he saw of Alanna she was standing in his front yard.

I can’t imagine what her family was going through, not knowing what had happened to her. I’m sure they had visions of an accident, of her being hurt, of her lost and afraid. The reality, tragically, was so much worse.

Gallagher crime sceneDetective Brandon Badovinac went to the Gallagher family home at 641 Babbling Brook Drive. The home was less than a mile from where the body was found. Detective Badovinac looked at photos of the missing girl and knew they looked like the little girl in the tarp.

How awful it must be for the police to break such horrific news to the parents. There can be no good way of telling them, no way of sparing their feelings.

Police naturally canvassed the neighbourhood for information. Officers spotted a fugly teenager pacing up and down, up and down the sidewalk. It was 17-year-old Tyler Holder. He lived with his mother at 649 Babbling Brook Drive — just 2 houses away from the Gallagher home, and next door to the Staleys. He was unemployed and probably unemployable — he did not exactly look like an upstanding citizen with his nasty hair and slovenly dress.

Neighbours reported to the canvassing officers that Tyler Holder had been telling them that Alanna’s body had been found. That was kinda bizarre because the police hadn’t revealed that bit of news yet.

When Alanna’s parents had just begun searching for their daughter, Tyler Holder specifically told one neighbour that he’d been fishing all day. If that were true then how could he possibly know anything about the missing girl? Very suspicious.

And it seems that most of the neighbours considered Tyler Holder a troublemaker. He’d been involved in some criminal activity in the area, and was frequently spotted walking around the neighbourhood at all hours of the day and night. Some called him a ticking time bomb who loved guns and violence. Hmmmm.

One resident told the police that she’d seen a gray tarp in the Holders’ back yard a couple of months before. It wasn’t there now.

Saginaw investigators had plenty of reasons to interrogate Tyler Holder, and they brought him in for questioning on July 2, 2013. The fugly teenager told them he’d slept in until 2 p.m. the day before, then watched some TV — he couldn’t remember what he watched — and then he went to apply for a job.

Tyler Holder told investigators that he had had NO contact with Alanna Gallagher and she’d never been in his house. He also denied ever having a gray tarp in the yard.

The investigators got his consent to look through his cell phone. What they found I’m sure surprised them — photos of Tyler Holder with a garden hose inserted in his anus. Ewwww. The kid admitted that he’d had anal sex with men.

The FBI and investigators with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office chekec out 2 surveillance systems located at both ends of Babbling Brook Drive. If Tyler Holder had gone job hunting, he must’ve walked because his car never left home that day.

Alanna GallagherThe coroner confirmed that the little girl’s body was indeed Alanna Gallagher, and she’d not only been strangled to death — she’d been anally raped. Awww, the poor little babe. At least the sick pedo/killer had left his DNA behind along with dog hair.

On July 5, 2013, an FBI agent met with Tyler Holder and got a sample of his DNA. He also collected hair samples from the resident dogs.

A week after the murder, somebody set the Gallaghers’ car on fire. I’m sure the family was not only traumatized but terrified that their house might be burnt down too.

No big surprise — Tyler Holder’s DNA matched the killer’s. Other evidence found at the scene, including a belt, dog hair, duct tape and some toilet paper, could be traced back to the Holder household.

On July 23, 2013, when officers arrived to arrest Tyler Holder for murder, the fugly hellbeast didn’t react well. He pulled out a pistol and began shooting at them. He wounded Officer Charles Lodotto very seriously, and was himself shot in the neck.

Both Officer Lodotto and Tyler Holder survived their injuries, but had to be hospitalized and treated. Officer Lodotto had had his femoral artery severed and his fellow officers and emergency personnel literally saved his life at the scene by stopping the bleeding.

Tyler Holder’s injury was much less severe. Kudos to the officers who didn’t shoot him like a rabid dog in the street after their colleague was wounded.

When officers went into the Holder home they found 2 semiautomatic pistols, an AR-14 semi-automatic rifle, piles of ammo and handcuffs. Sounds like the hellbeast was preparing to hurt and kill a lot of people.

I can’t help but think that Tyler Holder really wanted to be caught and stopped. He had made himself obvious to police from the beginning of their investigation. He told different lies to different people. He had even shown up at the memorial service for Alanna Gallagher wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with “Wanted”.

Tyler Holder, 18, pled guilty to murder and attempted murder. On September 5, 2014, the freaky pedo bastard was sentenced to life in prison for killing Alanna, plus 40 years for shooting Officer Lodotto. He was also sentenced to 20 years for arson – he had set the Gallaghers’ car on fire. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Tyler Holder must serve at least 50 years before parole can be considered. He’ll be 68 years old then.

Tyler Holder was initially charged with capital murder, but prosecutors decided to change that to the lesser charge of murder. The U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in late 2012 that mandatory life sentences were unconstitutional for defendants under the age of 18. In Texas, defendants who are 18 and older and are convicted of capital murder get an automatic life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Laura Gallagher spoke at the evil bastard’s sentencing. She said, “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 continued, “‘Our house is emptier, and quieter, and sadder. We carry around a heavy hard stone of pain where our hearts used to be. And it’s your fault.”

RIP, Alanna Gallagher. To the Gallaghers I extend my heartfelt sympathy. Alanna was a beautiful little girl and deserved a long and happy life. She did not deserve the terror and the pain that were inflicted upon her.

To Officer Lodotto I wish a full recovery and a long, successful career.

To Tyler Holder the deviant pedophile hellbeast I wish an endless life in prison. May he never get out, and may he never harm another person.

Daily Mail article – shooting
Daily Mail article – life sentence
CBS News article

22 Responses to Tyler Holder

  1. moodymagic says:

    Well this one fugly P.O.S Hope he enjoys prison. I hope Bubba has some real fun with this hellbeast. My heart goes out to the Gallagher family. Alanna was a beautiful little girl who deserved everything good in life.

  2. 2cute says:

    I didn’t see this one coming – a guy who is into gay sex raping a little girl. That poor darling! R.I.P. Alanna.

    • MSM says:

      It might not have been the gay sex itself that was his deviancy but the anal stimulation – not to be gross – but a lot of pedophiles are big on AS whereas gay males don’t ALWAYS have anal sex. (Had a whooooollleeee section on it in deviant crimes over the summer term!!)

      • bulldoggy says:

        I must say MsM, you learned some interesting things over the summer. This I had not known about. If ever I see my neighbour with a hose or whatever up his ass I’ll be sure not to let him near the kids.

  3. bulldoggy says:

    This is crude but I’m still going to say it. This asshole sticks hoses up his rear? He just might enjoy prison life then. Nobody in prison can compare to a garden hose.

    • bengalpuss says:

      I wonder what else he had shoved up his arse bulldoggy? shame it wasn’t one of his guns, should of pulled the trigger then he would of done mankind a favour.

  4. 2cute says:

    This is one sick bastard. I doubt he would’ve stopped at one victim if he hadn’t been caught. I have to wonder if his mother suspected at all.

    • bengalpuss says:

      2cute, i agree with you there, this turd would have killed and raped more children had he not been found out. My heart goes out to alanna’s family, she was such a beautiful little girl, and this bastard did that to her, i truly hope he never has a minute of peace and suffers endlessly. By the way, his barnet(hair) looks like a birds nest, scruffy tramp he is.

  5. MSM says:

    That poor little baby. I hope her family can find some sort of peace knowing that this perp is behind bars and probably somebody’s bitch already – if not several somebody’s bitch given how low on the totem pole pedophiles are in prison!

    • bengalpuss says:

      I couldn’t even fathom going through what the parents have to go through, losing your child to such a heinous crime, i cannot imagine the pain that they are going through, and no doubt the pig will be protected, should be let out in general population, its the least the hellbeast deserves.

  6. Agrippina The Elder says:

    Wow! This poor family lost their beautiful little girl at the hands of this sick POS, but then he was still lurking about long enough to terrorize them further by showing up at the memorial service with a WANTED shirt on and then setting their car on fire! With the way he was acting from day one, I am terribly surprised the police didn’t have him under around the clock surveillance. Thank goodness they put him in custody when they did because it seems like he was planning on continuing with his evil deeds with the amount of weapons he was stockpiling. I don’t believe for a moment that this nasty scumbag has a mental illness issue ….. I believe his is just a demented sexual deviant who got off on the power and control factor of his crimes. The way he reacted when they tried to arrest him by shooting at the officers and carrying on violently points to someone who is trying to control his own fate even if that means dying and people like that are the scariest because they have no humanity and no soul, therefore they don’t care who dies or gets hurt in the process because they are only focused on trying to control how it will affect them and only them so they don’t care or empathize with the fact that others could get hurt in the outcome. Again, people like this sicko are not able to be rehabilitated because they were never habilitated to begin with!

    To the Gallagher family, I am so sorry for the loss of Alanna. I can not even begin to imagine the painful hell your family must be enduring, nor would I insult you by saying that I can…..I can only empathize and sympathize with what you are going through because no one can truly understand the hell your family is enduring at this moment unless they have had to live through the same experience. Therefore, I offer my sincerest condolences and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Alanna.

  7. ProJustice says:

    Very Sickening and Evil

    Child Abuse and Murder Warrants Capital Punishment

  8. Trubluliberty says:

    If surveillance video on each end of the block show his vehicle never left driveway then how did he dump the body a mile away?

    • cleo says:

      It was only a mile and she was only a little girl and he was a big guy so I don’t think he had a problem carrying her the whole way. If he did he might have dragged her — it’s not like she could complain. Probably he went up alleys or cut through yards to avoid detection.

  9. Damon says:

    I bet this disgusting societal drain would enjoy getting fucking killed now that he’s in prison by some hardcore skinhead gang if they ever were to find out what he did. Disgusting fucking homo.

  10. Robert says:

    I have 7 nieces (4 of them in poor Alanna’s age range, 5-9); if this were one of MY babies, I would not SLEEP until I got my little-bitty 8-and-a-half-inch hands on this non-human God-knows-what!!!!! What would happen after that……is between God and me; let’s just say that, like the final scene in New Jack City (where Wesley Snipes’ Nino Brown gets sent to Hell w/ a .380 bullet through his heart), little Tyler wouldn’t have to worry about jail.

  11. Rodolfo Charbonneau says:

    Hope to see more of your work soon

  12. Louie Kercy says:

    Hope to see more of your work soon

  13. Shanae Vanevery says:

    Hope to see more of your work soon

  14. Theresia Lerman says:

    Hope to see more of your work soon

  15. Paul Deane says:

    He deserves to die in prison. He is a evil sick man and does Not deserve any mercy after what he did. If he ever gets out of prison I hope that he gets brutally murdered.

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