Woman serving time in son’s death faces new charge

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — A woman who last year began a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her son was back in Lincoln Park briefly last month for a court appearance resulting in an embezzlement charge that may add to her prison time.

Debbralyn C. Holland, 32, was arraigned in 25th District Court on July 30 on felony embezzlement charges. According to court records, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office filed “false pretenses” charges on behalf of the Social Security Administration.

Holland is accused of embezzling more than $1,000 but less than $20,000 during an unspecified period that predated the July 2010 death of her son, Kyle, who was 5 years old when mauled to death by a dog belonging to Holland and her boyfriend, Earl Dwayne Adkins, at their home in the 1500 block of Empire Street.

Holland and Adkins pleaded guilty to charges including involuntary manslaughter in April 2012, and were sentenced in July to at least two and no more than 15 years in prison.

Holland is scheduled to be arraigned on the embezzlement charge in Wayne County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Felony embezzlement is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of $10,000 or three times the amount as charged.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)