Robins airman sentenced in Whiskey River shooting death

lfabian@macon.comJanuary 14, 2013 

A former Robins airman is serving a 40-year sentence after pleading guilty this month in a 2011 shooting death at a Macon nightclub.

Steven Holsey, 23, was originally arrested by Macon police and charged with murder after 20-year-old Anthony Harris Jr. was fatally shot in the Whiskey River parking lot July 29, 2011.

Police said a fight inside the club spilled into the parking lot.

The case was later transferred to military jurisdiction, and Macon police investigator Dennis Terry was summoned to Holsey’s court-martial Jan. 2 and 3, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

Holsey pleaded guilty to shooting Harris and a cover-up of the crime, the release stated.

The judge initially sentenced Holsey to life in prison, but that sentence was voided by a pretrial agreement calling for a 40-year sentence with the possibility of parole, stated Holsey's lead counsel Elizabeth Lane in an email.

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