John HolomonA 42-year-old Granite City man may spend the rest of his life behind bars following a murder conviction on Friday.  John Holomon III was babysitting his girlfriend's son at a Granite City home in September of 2012 when Jaesen Rusher died.  The autopsy showed the cause of death as a closed head injury.

The normal sentence for a murder conviction is 20 - 60 years in prison, but Holoman is eligible for extended time due to the victim's age at the time of the murder.  He will have to serve 100% of his sentence.  A Madison County jury delivered the verdict Friday after a week of testimony and about three hours of deliberation.  Holomon was dating the child's mother at the time of the murder.  Sentencing will take place in 6 - 8 weeks, and Holoman will remain in custody. 


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