Whitney Heichel's killer wanted to have his cake and eat it too, but now he's a solitary loser awaiting his murder trial. It's being reported that Jonathan Holt's wife has finally wised up and filed for divorce from the man accused of orally raping and murdering the 21-year-old Gresham, Oregon barista. The last update involving Mrs. Holt showcased her nearly nonchalant (or was it more like "in shock" ) comments about her husband's behavior. So it's good news to see that she's picking up and moving on like she needs to be doing.
Officials have also acknowledged that they watched Jonathan Holt as he tried to dispose of evidence connecting him to the crime. They also released some of the evidence that they knew about in the early days of the woman's disappearance. Back when Whitney Heichel first vanished, all that was released to the public was that her vehicle was found abandoned with the passenger side window busted. It's now been made known that officers noticed a large amount of blood in the passenger seat as well as bloody items near a dumpster.
There are plenty of online discussions focused on this tragic case, but it seems that a lot of focus is being given to the fact that the families involved in this tragedy are Jehovah's Witnesses. Right now the conversation is buzzing about the upcoming divorce of Holt from his wife and whether or not the young lady will be shunned by the church. To be clear, whether or not the church agrees with this woman's choice isn't an issue. Her husband is an alleged rapist and murderer and it would be downright ridiculous to "force" someone to stick by someone like that. Period.
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