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UPDATED: Bail set at $ 1 million for woman charged with murder of Quincy man

UPDATED 4 p.m.: Plumas County District Attorney David Hollister filed a one count complaint against Zora Lotte Holt, 25, stemming from an incident at an East Quincy residence yesterday, Sept. 16, where a 32 year old man was stabbed to death.

In the criminal complaint, Holt is charged with one count of murder along with an enhancement for using a deadly and dangerous weapon and inflicting great bodily injury. If convicted Holt may face up to 26 years to life in state prison. Holt is presumed innocent of the charges of which she is being accused.

Holt remains in custody at the Plumas County Correctional Facility with bail being set at $1 million. Although initial charges have been filed, the investigation remains ongoing and active. Holt is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 18, before the Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde.

District Attorney David Hollister noted his appreciation for the outstanding investigative efforts of the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office and the CaliforniaDepartment of Justice as well as the many law enforcement agencies responding to the call.

Both Hollister and the Plumas County Sheriff’s office expressed condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

Original information: A woman was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with the murder of 32-year-old Quincy resident, Cyrus Seely.

At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a possible stabbing on Forest View Drive in Quincy. Deputies responding located Zora Holt, 25, also of Quincy, attempting to flee the scene.

Deputies discovered the victim, Seely, dead at the Forest View location. Upon investigation, deputies arrested Holt and she was charged with murder.

No information about motive or relationship between the pair has been released at this time.

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