Jacoby Holman arrested for Trazayre Sanders murder

Jacoby Holman arrested for Trazayre Sanders murder

UPDATE: Jacoby Holman, a man who police say murdered Trazayre Sanders, 20, of Beaumont, was back in court Monday April 15.

Donning a red prison jump suit and sitting in a wheelchair in Judge John Stevens' criminal district court, Holman requested he be given a trial as a result of the murder charge. 

Holman also requested he be assigned a public defender as he has no way of hiring his own attorney. 

On Sept. 27, Holman was arrested near Hazel Avenue for the shooting and murder of Sanders in the North End of Beaumont Aug. 28, 2012. His bond was set at $100,000. Holman was himself shot during the Aug. 2012 altercation that led to Sanders' death. 

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Police say that late on the night of Aug. 28, 2012, a man was murdered in cold blood. After speaking with family members, police identified the victim as Trazayre Sanders, a 20-year-old resident of Beaumont, according to a press release.

Detectives say there was a second shooting victim that night: Jacoby Holman, an 18-year-old resident of Beaumont. St. Elizabeth ER doctors treated Holman for his wounds before he was transported him the Jefferson County Jail for outstanding city warrants, according to the release. After police interviewed Holman, he bonded out of jail the morning of Aug. 28

At the time, Police said they were confident the two shootings were linked, but were trying to determine the exact nature of that link.

On Sept. 27, Jacoby Holman was arrested near Hazel Avenue for the shooting and murder of Sanders in the North End of Beaumont, Beaumont PD announced.

As Holman was transported to Beaumont PD to speak with detectives on Thursday, Sept. 27, he refused questions from reporters on the scene. His bond is $100,000.

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