A Spanaway man is expected to face charges Thursday for allegedly shooting and killing both his wife and daughter.
Dean Holmes, 40, will make his first appearance in Pierce County Superior Court on two counts of first degree murder.
Detectives released a timeline of how the murders of Kristi Holmes, 41, and Violet Holmes, 11, played out over the last 48 hours.
Holmes told police he shot his wife, Kristi, while she slept early Tuesday.
A friend of his 11-year-old daughter, Violet, slept over that night, according to police. Detectives said Holmes woke both the girls after shooting Kristi and took the friend home.
Holmes said after dropping her off, he pulled his car over in Spanaway and shot Violet.
Police said Holmes then ate from a fast food restaurant, and drove home where he later moved Violet's body into bed with Kristi.
According to detectives, Holmes tried to clean his family's house, located on the 15000 block of 20th Avenue Court East, for several hours.
Around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, he eventually drove himself to the Pierce County Jail, where police said he told a jail staffer he shot and killed his wife and daughter.
Holmes reportedly worked as a house painter. Neighbors described him as typically happy, but one neighbor said he seemed unusually cold Tuesday.
"He usually says, 'Hi, how's it going?' but nothing," said Kim Sedergren, who shares a backyard fence. "He looked at me with this blank stare and just shut the sliding glass door."
Sedergren said she sometimes overheard fights between the mother and daughter.