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Beaumont man pleads guilty to 2012 shooting death

A Beaumont man has been sentenced for an August 2012 north-end shooting death.

Jacoby Shavon Holman, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and one count of aggravated robbery in the shooting death of Trazayre Sanders.

Holman was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter and 25 years for aggravated robbery.  The sentences will be served concurrently.

According to 12News file stories, the shooting happened August 27, 2012 in the 1800 block of Glasshouse Street.  When officers arrived they were told that there were several gunshots fired.  Witnesses told police a victim was inside a house located at 1828 Glasshouse St.  Officers went to the Glasshouse Street location and found Sanders with multiple gunshot wounds.  He was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, but doctors were not able to save his life.

Holman arrived at St. Elizabeth's ER a few hours later with a superficial gunshot wound to his left hip. He told ER staff that an unknown man shot him in the 2800 block of Gulf Street. ER doctors treated, then released him.
Once he was released from the hospital, detectives took him to the police station for a written statement. Detectives also took written statements from other people who were near the scene of the shooting.

Detectives gathered enough evidence to arrest Holman in September 2012.  He was indicted in October.  He pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday.

According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, the robbery charge stems from a may 16, 2013 crime that happened while Holman was out on bond for the murder.

A spokesperson for the DA said that on May 16, 2013, Holman and Terrance Edmonson robbed a man at gunpoint outside his home in the 6500 block of Magnolia in Beaumont. Holman and Edmonson set up the robbery under pretext to sell the victim a handgun. When they arrived at the victim’s house, they immediately threatened the victim with handguns and went through his pockets for the money. When the gunmen didn't’t find the money that was promised a struggle ensued. The victim briefly got away and attempted to escape into his house. Edmonson and Holman opened fire striking the victim four times, twice in the legs and twice in the stomach, then left him for dead.  Another resident found the victim and called 911, and Beaumont Police Department and EMS units responded.

The victim was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth and rushed into surgery. He was in hospital for a week post surgery before he could be interviewed by police, whereupon he identified Holman as one of his attackers.

Prosecutor Koby Hoffpauir said, “This is a dangerous young man who, along with his crew, have been terrorizing the North End of Beaumont. His crimes demonstrate his volatile nature. He has no respect for human life. There is only one place for people like him.”

Holman will have to serve one half of his penitentiary term before he can be considered for parole.

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