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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robbery - Revenge (fired from his job)
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: November 16, 1989
Date of birth: August 23, 1968
Victims profile: Charles Ervin, 30, and Theresa Blosl, 20 (supervisors of Holmes at work)
Method of murder: Stabbing with knife
Location: Marion County, Indiana, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on March 26, 1993



DOB: 08-23-1968
DOC#: 932132 Black Male

Marion County Superior Court
Special Judge Cynthia S. Emkes

Prosecutor: David S. Milton

Defense: Robert F. Alden, Arnold P. Baratz

Date of Murder: November 16, 1989

Victim(s): Charles Ervin W/M/30; Theresa Blosl W/F/20 (Supervisors of Holmes at work)

Method of Murder: stabbing with knife

Summary: Holmes was fired from his job at Shoney's Restaurant after getting into an argument with co-worker Amy Foshee.

At closing on the day of his firing, Holmes waited in the parking lot with Michael Vance. Foshee left the restaurant with Charles Ervin, a manager, and Theresa Blosl, a manager. Ervin was carrying the till. Holmes and Vance trapped them in the foyer leaving the restaurant and attacked them, stabbing them multiple times, and grabbed the till.

Ervin and Blosl died, but Foshee survived. Vance was tried separately, convicted, and sentenced to 190 years imprisonment.

Conviction: Murder (Ervin), Murder (Blosl), Attempted Murder (A Felony), Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Hung Jury on Death Sentence

Sentencing: March 26, 1993 (Death Sentence)

Aggravating Circumstances: b (1) Robbery; 2 murders

Mitigating Circumstances: 21 years old at time of murders, accomplice did not receive death sentence, no prior criminal record, mother died when he was 7 years old, suffered from child neglect and abuse as a child, IQ of 79; has adjusted well to jail


Eric D. Holmes



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