Family of Slain Stockton Hostage Make Strong Appearance at Court Hearing

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STOCKTON—

The family of Misty Holt-Singh has been through a lot, but Misty’s son and sister wanted to be inside that court room as the man who used her as a shield faced a judge.

“You know Misty was a big part of our lives, and we all miss her and we love her,” said Sarah Fisher, the victim’s 2nd cousin. “We want everyone to know that we’re going to stand tough for Misty.”

Fisher was one of dozens of family members wearing matching t-shirts to honor her in court. She says her family needed to see Jaime Ramos with their own eyes. “We’re all here just to let everyone know that this isn’t going away,” said Fisher.

Misty’s son and her sister were among family who attended Ramos’ arraignment. Afterwards they spoke through the family’s attorney, Michael Platt. “They have thought of nothing more than trying to decide how they are going to live without a wife and without a mother,” said Platt.

Platt says Holt-Singh’s family wants to make sure their family’s justice is represented as Ramos’ case moves through the court system. “I’m sure that there will be representatives of the family there. As they can put the pieces together, those who are strong enough to be here will be here,” he added.

“We have a lot of family actually, and Misty had more than just family,” said Fisher. “She had friends everywhere that loved her and miss her dearly.” Fisher says all of them are optimistic justice will be served.

The family of Ramos himself did not appear to be present in court. Several of his friends did come to show support, but they declined to comment.

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