Wife of Slain Construction Worker Forgives Her Husband’s Alleged Killer

Washington, D.C. – (April 30, 2019) – Patsy Holmes says she has no other choice but to forgive 29-year-old Terrance Barnes from SE.  Barnes is the accused gunman in the April 17th slaying of 57-year-old Barry Holmes who was shot while directing traffic for a construction company.

Patsy Holmes returned to the 51-hundred block of Southern Avenue, SE Tuesday evening, the site where her husband was slain.  Holmes was joined by other family and church members for a candlelight vigil in honor of her husband who was a deacon at the Sword of the Spirit Ministries Church.   “As a christian, I have to forgive the gunman.  That’s what Christ requires of all of us,” said Holmes.  Singing spiritual hymns, Holmes was joined by her daughter, pastor and dozens of other family and church members to pay tribute to her husband.  “Barry was a man of God and he loved everyone, said Holmes.

Meantime, Barnes made his court appearance Wednesday at DC Superior Court to answer charges to the murder.  Barnes was ordered held until further court proceedings.  According to court documents, witnesses say Barnes shot Holmes point blank in the chest after Holmes told him not to walk on the just paved asphalt.

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