Man charged in 2008 church parking lot murder

Man charged in 2008 church parking lot murder (Image 1)
Man charged in 2008 church parking lot murder (Image 1)

A 28-year-old man has been indicted for the 2008 murder of a man outside a south Nashville church.

Sean Lamont Holmes, 36, was shot to death on the afternoon of October 25, 2008 outside Tusculum Hills Baptist Church off Nolensville Pike.

Police said Holmes was shot while 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.

In September 2011, detectives arrested Raul Palomo on felony cocaine counts related to the church parking lot deal.

Before that case could advance, however, the federal government took custody of Palomo in regard to an immigration matter.

The sealed murder indictment was returned while Palomo was in federal custody. 

Palomo was formally booked in the Metro jail on the murder case Thursday.

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