LUZERNE COUNTY — Holly Crawford is locked up without bail in Luzerne County.
Crawford and her boyfriend, James Roche, face charges of criminal homicide.
For some who know Holly Crawford, it is a shock.
“Her activities were always very low key, non-violent, never knew her to be a violent person. Even in the cat case, she was doing something from a business perspective, not to be cruel or hurt anyone,” said attorney John Pike.
John Pike was once Holly Crawford’s attorney.
In 2010, she was convicted of animal cruelty.
Investigators said she pierced kittens and tried to sell them as Gothic cats.
It is a case that got national and even international attention.
According to court records, Crawford has been in trouble repeatedly, but never for serious violent offenses and has admitted to having substance abuse problems.