Man Indicted In 2008 Drug-Related Murder

Man Indicted In 2008 Drug-Related Murder

CREATED Apr 4, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been indicted in connection with a 2008 drug-related murder in Nashville.

Officials with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said 28-year-old Raul Palomo was indicted for first-degree murder in the death of 36-year-old Sean Lamont Holmes, who was shot and killed in the parking lot of Tusculum Hills Baptist Church off Nolensville Pike on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

Holmes was seated in a van during what investigators found to be a significant cocaine transaction. Several bricks of cocaine were recovered from the scene, along with a large amount of cash.

Palomo was previously arrested in 2011 on felony cocaine charges related to the drug deal. Before the case could advance, the federal government took custody of him in regard to an immigration matter.

The sealed indictment was returned while Palomo was in federal custody. He was booked Thursday following his return to the Metro Jail. He will be arraigned in the near future.

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