Misty Holt-Singh's funeral has been set for 11 a.m. on Monday. The Stockton, California woman was killed in a bank robbery last Wednesday. Holt-Singh was used as a human sheild by one of the bank robbers who took her and three other people as hostages in their attempt to get away. The other two robbery suspects were also killed.
The investigation is still continuing as police try to figure out just what happened and what went wrong to cause Misty Holt-Singh to lose her life on that day.
"Clearly, the family and the community suffered a tragic loss," attorney Greg Bentley said. "Misty was a loving mother, wife, sibling and community leader. The manner in which she lost her life is tragic and it raises questions, and the family has asked me to assist them in getting answers to those questions.
"We're asking that all dispatch logs, audio recordings, video footage and other communications be preserved and provided to the family. We also request that each department provide guidelines and protocol pertaining to pursuit, emergency response, use of weapons and use of deadly force. We look forward to a full, open and transparent investigation that is informative to the family as well as the citizens of Stockton."
Family members of Misty Holt-Singh spoke out almost immediately about her death. Her daughter, 12-year-old Mia Singh, was waiting in the car as the bank was robbed. She spoke out bravely during a press conference involving several members of the family.
She shared some memories of her mother, saying,
"I remember when I first started softball and how she'd always go to my games, and she'd always bring my orange juice because I always wanted it," Mia said. "And when we'd be in the car to go somewhere, I'd always be on my phone Snapchatting, and she'd always try to get in them."
Misty Holt-Singh's son, Paul Singh Jr., 19, also spoke at the conference.
"I don't want to have to think that what's going on is true," he said. "I wake up and I'm hoping that it's a dream and that my mom's going to be there, but she's not, and it sucks. It's hard.
"She was loved by everyone - all my friends, all my teachers, my youth pastor. Everybody who knew her loved her, and it's hard to think that she's not there anymore. It still hasn't sunk in."
So sad. Hopefully, there will be closure for this family and they will be able to move on with their lives without Misty Holt-Singh.
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