Holmes will face two counts of first degree murder in Pierce County.
Police have confirmed that the man who shot and killed his wife and young daughter this morning is 40-year-old Dean R. Holmes. The victims are 41-year-old Kristi Holmes and 11-year-old Violet Holmes and were found in their Spanaway residence on the 15500 block of 20th Ave. Ct. E.
According to her Facebook page, Kristi Hamilton Holmes was originally from Bonney Lake.
According to detectives, Holmes shot and killed his wife in her sleep on Tues., Aug. 28 and then woke up Violet and her friend, who was sleeping over. He drove his daughter's young friend back to her Auburn home then drove around with Violet in the car before shooting and killing her inside of it.
Detectives say he then stopped at a fast food restaurant, bought a meal and took his daughter's body home and placed her in bed with his dead wife. After several hours of attempting to clean up the evidence, he turned himself in at the Pierce County Jail.
According to the Department of Revenue, Holmes owed more than $18,000 in unpaid back taxes for his painting business. He had financial issues, was lying to his wife and had at least one unhappy customer in Puyallup after he left a job unfinished, according to multiple sources.
Prosecutors plan to charge Holmes with two counts of first degree murder when he has his first court appearance tomorrow.
The Pierce County Sheriff's department is investigating an alleged double-murder this morning.
A 40-year-old Spanaway man walked into the Pierce County Jail early this morning and told deputies he shot and killed his wife and daughter in their home on 20th Ave. Ct. E.
Police forced entry into the home and found the two shot to death inside the master bedroom. The man's wife was 41 years old, their daughter was 11 years old.