This is 29 year-old Erin Holmes. She was booked for aggravated Assault by Tempe, Arizona police for shooting her boyfriend a local tow truck driver. Her jail booking photo will be used by the media during the one to three years it will take to bring her to trial. Her booking photo does not look like a typical police muug shot of a criminal. Holmes jury' or public opinions won’t be swayed in any sort of negative way by seeing this pleasant picture.
As in nearly every shooting there is a reason, perhaps a good reason such as self-defense or the shooting was the result of an accident. Here a jury will probably decide since she’s been arrested. If Holmes was smart enough to say absolutely nothing to the police convicting her will be difficult.
As a defense investigator this is the kind of case I love to handle.
The message here is simple, always smile for every camera!
Here’s the story so far by Arizona’s News Channel, KTVK-TV.