Misty Holt-Singh was used as a human shield by bank robbery suspects on Wednesday and lost her life. She left behind children, a husband, and an extended family in a too early death.
In addition to Misty Holt-Singh, two of the three suspects were also killed in the robbery-turned-car chase.
Misty Holt-Singh was on her way with her daughter to meet her cousin and get her hair done when things went so terribly wrong. Holt-Singh's cousin, Stephanie Miller Rodriguez, said of that dreadful day,
"She and Mia were coming to get their hair done, but she didn’t show up. I texted her on her cell phone and her daughter texted me back saying that the bank was being held up and that her mom had been taken hostage. I came home thinking she was OK because Mia had her phone, but found out later that she was killed in the gunfire. I’ve just been in a state of shock since then.”
Misty Holt-Singh left behind children, a husband, and a sister who is willing to take the high road when it comes to dealing with her suffering.
"Even though my sister was the victim of a terrible crime, there are other people out there that have also lost someone," she said. "We do need to give that family, those families, respect because they've lost someone they love too."
Some of us might not be so graceful, especially losing a family member through someone else's mistake or life choices.
It was probably tough for Dawn Holt, Misty Holt-Singh's sister, as well.
"She was one of my best friends," she said of her sister.
"Today, a mother, wife, daughter and sister was taken from our family in a senseless tragedy," Misty Holt-Singh’s sister-in-law Kumal Sidhu Singh said. "If there is a bigger plan, I really don't understand. Our hearts are shattered...and our family will never again be the same."
Such a sad ending for Misty-Holt Singh. Hopefully her family will be able to find closure.
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