Nearly two years after a pregnant Carrollton woman was found lying in a pool of her own blood in front of her 2-year-old daughter, the boyfriend behind it all pleaded guilty Monday to her murder and the murder of their unborn child, officials said.
Tyrail Wynn was sentenced to life in prison for Nakita Holland’s murder in July 2016, Carroll County District Attorney Pete Skandalakis said. A plea agreement was reached between the district attorney’s office after consulting with Holland’s family.
The landlord found the 36-year-old mother dead after three bullets hit her inside her home, which was spray-painted with red swastikas and racially insensitive words, officials said. Her toddler stood over her body crying, screaming and covered in her mom’s blood.
At the time, she was nine months pregnant with Wynn’s son.
When Wynn’s wife threatened to move to Texas with their son, he asked Holland to get rid of his baby with her.
But when she said no, Wynn got desperate.
According to prosecutors, Wynn was overheard making comments that Holland was ruining his life. In the weeks before Holland’s murder, Wynn had repeatedly messaged a female friend for red spray paint, which was later determined to be used on Holland’s home.
Officials said Wynn fired into Holland’s home through a window where she was standing, with three bullets striking her.
Prosecutors also said Wynn had the same friend and two other men burn a bag with clothes, shoes and gloves. The gun used to kill Holland was tossed into a lake.
Investigators later found the burned items and were able to match part of a Converse to a shoe print found at the crime scene. The gun was also recovered by a Carroll County Fire and Rescue diver.
Wynn was arrested five days after Holland’s murder.
He pleaded guilty to murder, feticide, aggravated assault, cruelty to children, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana. Wynn will serve two life sentences for the murder and feticide charges, Skandalakis said. He will also serve 20 years for the remaining charges. All the sentences will be served concurrently.