Sidney Holmes (Source: State of South Carolina Fourteenth Judicial Circuit)
HAMPTON CO., SC (WTOC) -
A Walterboro man is sentenced for the 2015 murder of a Hampton apartment complex manager.
Sidney Holmes, 26, was sentenced to 51 years in prison for shooting and killing Steven Cochran. On August 1, 2015, Cochran, the building manager for Hampton Garden Apartments, called the police to report a group of men loitering.
Solicitors say during that call Cochran began to scream for help. A bystander picked up the phone and told the officer that a man ran up to Cochran and shot him.
Wednesday’s ruling was handed down by the jury during a two-day trial at the Hampton County Courthouse.