Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Fatal 1990 Road Rage

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A Silver Spring man was sentenced last week for his role in the 1990 road rage altercation that left a twenty-one-year-old man dead. Forty-two year-old John Holmes is said to have been impassive at the "emotional" sentencing, after relatives of the slain man testified about the "cold-blooded" killing.

The incident occurred the night of July 13th, 1990. Twenty-one year-old Ronald Jones Jr. and three friends were in the victim's vehicle on Massachusetts Avenue NW when the altercation erupted. Court records state that sometime during the incident, Holmes drew a .357 magnum, shooting Jones four times. The victim's sister, LaQuisha Jones-Campbell, testified about her brother's promising future- that he had been accepted into Howard University's law program and planned to try out for the Dallas Cowboys- at the time of his murder...

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