|California bank robbers targeted hostages, prosecutor says|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
STOCKTON, Calif. — Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were also killed, authorities said.
Holt-Singh was found dead at the end of a shootout in which one of the robbers who took her hostage used her as a human shield, according to police.
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