The murder trial of the security guard accused of killing a man in the parking lot of a south Nashville sports bar has been continued until Aug. 24.
Attorneys could not settle a dispute over what the jury charge would have been during the trial of Jeremy Holmes, 29, who is charged with second-degree murder for shooting Adam Villegas, 34, outside Marathon Sports Bar at Nipper’s Corner last year.
Attorneys had a dispute over what the jury charge would have been for Holmes’ planned claim he shot Villegas in self-defense.
The incident occurred May 16, 2008, when Holmes was working as a security guard. Villegas arrived for drinks that night and, according to Metro Police, Holmes said Villegas had “a bunch” to drink.
Villegas got into his Saturn Ion to leave the Marathon parking lot and Holmes circled around to check his license plate number. When Villegas put the car in reverse, Holmes went to the side of the vehicle, pulled his gun and ordered Villegas to stop, according to police. When Villegas didn’t, Holmes shot him one time in the neck. Villegas died on the scene.
Holmes told detectives he fired the shot, because he feared being hit by the car.