No Bail For Man Charged In Shooting Death Of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes
The man charged with murder in the shooting death of 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was ordered held without bail Wednesday.
Takiya died Tuesday morning, three days after police said she was shot in the head while sitting in her family’s minivan.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said 19-year-old Antwan Jones was trying to shoot people he thought were selling marijuana in his territory.
They said he didn’t hit any of them, but one of the several shots he fired went through the rear window of the van and hit Takiya in the right temple.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Jones held without bail.
Anti-violence advocate Andrew Holmes, who is Takiya’s cousin, said the denial of bond is little comfort.
Holmes said Takiya’s mom and grandma were not in court because they were at the hospital overseeing the preservation of her organs for donation.