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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Holmes Guilty of First Degree Murder

In what is believed to be the first capital murder case since the Covid-19 pandemic reared its ugly head, a Northampton County jury has convicted Jacob Holmes, 40, of first degree murder in the execution-style slaying of Miguel Aponte at the Easton Cafe in 2009. WFMZ's Emma Wright has an excellent summary of the closing arguments and verdict.

On Friday, the death penalty phase of the trial begins. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Riveting and tragic. Can't see him getting the DP on a circumstantial case. But three hours deliberation to a guilty verdict is pretty fast.