Holli Jeffcoat

Photo of Holli Jeffcoat. She has pale skin and bushy sandy-blonde hair; she is wearing glasses and a pink sweater.Name: Holli Jeffcoat.
Died: February 10, 2016.
Age at death: 18.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Idalou, Texas, USA.
Disability: Intellectual disability.

Holli told someone at school that she had been sexually abused and was pregnant, and named her stepfather as the person responsible. Holli had reported sexual abuse once before at age 10, but since then her mother, who knew about the abuse, had instructed her not to tell anyone about it because her abuser was financially supporting the family.

A week after she reported the abuse, Holli was found stabbed to death in her home; someone had removed her uterus, then set a fire to try to cover up the crime.

Holli loved pep rallies. She worked as an office aide at her school.

Perpetrator: James Bryant Holland (Stepfather), pleaded guilty to murder, sentenced to life; Deborah Holland (mother), charged with aggravated sexual abuse and capital murder; pleaded guilty to injury to a child, elder, or disabled person, sentenced to 15 years.

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