Jacksonville man who killed ex in front of their son sentenced to life in prison

Police say 3-year-old son was next to mom in back seat when dad shot her

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend in front of their 3-year-old son in 2016 was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

Kameron Holmes, 25, was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Bria Kelsey, whose body was found inside a car on Normandy Boulevard on Jacksonville's Westside.

Bria Kelsey and son (Family photo)

According to court documents, Holmes and Kelsey had gone to a Regency restaurant Oct. 29 to watch the Florida-Georgia game and try to repair a rocky relationship.

At some point after leaving the restaurant, the two got into an argument and Kelsey changed her mind about staying with Holmes, telling him to take her and their son, then 3 years old, back to her parents' house.

On the way there, Kelsey sat in the back seat and tended to their son.

The argument escalated during the drive, enraging Holmes to the point that he shot Kelsey in the head at close range in the back seat in front of their son, court records show.

(Photo: Nicole Snyder)