An Apple Valley, Minn. man was indicted Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his wife and her unborn child.
Roger Holland, 36, is expected to make his first appearance on the charges within the next several days. He is still in custody in the Dakota County Jail, having failed to post the $1 million bail.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom explained in a release that Apple Valley police were called to the couple's apartment on 157th Street West after Holland called 911 to report his pregnant wife was in cardiac arrest at the bottom of a flight of stairs.
According to the criminal complaint, police found the 37-year-old Margorie Ann Holland at the bottom of the stairs at the Hearthstone Apartments on the morning of March 7. She was taken to Fairview Ridges Hospital where she and her unborn child died later that morning.
Prosecutors say Roger Holland told investigators he had left the home to buy breakfast for the two when he returned to find her face down on the floor, wrapped in a blanket and non-responsive at the base of the steps.
Apple Valley man charged with murder of wife, unborn child