Second co-defendant in Holt death pleads

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

IUKA – Linda Holt, charged with murder in the December 2009 slaying of John Reeder Holt, pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges late Thursday in Lee County circuit court.

Linda Holt’s trial on the murder charge was set to begin Monday in Tishoming County. She is now scheduled to be sentenced in Tishomingo County circuit court at 10 a.m. Monday.

Linda Holt’s daughter and co-defendant, Terry Sparks, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday in Tishomingo County.