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Scott guilty in Holt murder

05/02/2007 7:07 AM by

Jamar Tyron Scott was found guilty of second-degree murder for the August 2006 shooting of Holt Smith Jr. [via].

According to evidence in the one-day trial, Scott — then 17 — and Tyquane Marquise Lynch, then 15, robbed or attempted to rob Smith on Aug. 30 about 6 a.m. Smith, who was on his way to work, was shot six times with the .25-caliber pistol in Scott’s possession when police apprehended Scott roughly an hour later.

A witness who saw parts of what happened said the two young men walked up the street, appeared to talk, then came back, and then one of them crouched and started firing a handgun between two cars.

That’s where Smith was apparently gathering up his remaining possessions, which were strewn on the ground after the robbery, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Traci B. Miller told the jury. The trajectory of his bullet wounds indicated he was on all fours when the shooting started.


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