Burglar Whose Cohort was Fatally Shot Gets 15 Years

St. Louis Evening Whirl
A nun-knocker was handed a 15-year jolt Thursday in a 2015 murder case. Jordan Holmes, 21, was sentenced by St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III. Holmes pleaded guilty to several counts including second-degree murder (or felony murder), armed criminal action and burglary.
Holmes and Tramell Day, 19, tried to break into a home in the 6100 block of Rocket in North County in December 2015. The homeowner was inside and grabbed his gun, and killed Day in a shootout. The law allows a murder charge against someone participating in a felony in which anyone is killed, even if the suspect didn’t pull the trigger.
Holmes also pleaded guilty to charges of bowling over an 87-year-old nun after he shoplifted and fled a store at the South County mall. Sentences for those charges will run concurrently to Holmes’ 15-year term for the murder case.
Holmes lived in the 2800 block of Howard in the city’s JeffVanderLou neighborhood. Day lived in the 3100 block of Lafayette in the city’s Gate neighborhood.


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