Spartanburg Man Gets Life Sentence

For 2015 Shooting Of Robert Hull

Patrick Gentry
September 08, 2017 - 5:34 pm

A Spartanburg man received a life prison sentence without parole today for deadly shooting that left two other victims with serious injuries.

Holmes Simpson-Davis, 26, was found guilty of murder, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime at the conclusion of a four-day jury trial.

Simpson-Davis shot Robert Lee Hull, 37, of Spartanburg, to death during the early morning hours of July 25, 2015 on Howard Street.  Hull died of a gunshot wound to the head. Two people nearby were injured in the gunfire. 

A fight at a nearby house triggered the violence, according to Assistant Solicitor Eddie Hunter.

“A senseless argument triggered this tragedy,” Hunter said.

Hunter and Assistant Solicitor Allison Mabbs utilized eyewitness testimony, law enforcement testimony and medical testimony to prove the case.

Circuit Judge Derham Cole issued a life prison sentence on the murder charge and consecutive 30-year prison sentences on the attempted murder charges. Simpson-Davis is not eligible for parole or early release. His prior criminal record included convictions for drug, property crime and weapon offenses.

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