A southeast Missouri mother and father have been charged with killing a man who punched or slapped the couple’s 12-year-old son during a monster truck event.
Forty-year-old Brenda Michelle Holt and 39-year-old Rickey Brunell Holt, of Bunker, Missouri, were freed on bond Monday. They’re charged with felony voluntary manslaughter in the death of 41-year-old Joe Girard.
Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs says the fight started Saturday at the Brick’s Off-Road Park in Poplar Bluff during the “Trucks Gone Wild” event when a highly intoxicated Girard struck the 12-year-old. Witnesses said a family friend hit Girard several times. Dobbs says the boy’s mother and father then showed up and began beating Girard and killing him.