Vigil Tonight for Slain Hinsdale South Grad

Friends and family of Joshua Holmes will hold a vigil in his memory Friday night on the grounds of the Hinsdale Lake Terrace complex where he was shot.

As friends and family of a slain Hinsdale South graduate prepare to honor his memory tonight, they do so with the knowledge that the man police believe is responsible for his murder is behind bars.

READ: Police Charge Willowbrook Man With Murder of Hinsdale South Grad

The DuPage County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that a 23-year-old fellow resident of the Hinsdale Lake Terrace Apartment Complex had been arrested at his parents home. The DuPage County State's Attorney has charged Juan Cuellar with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Joshua Holmes.

READ: Police Charge Willowbrook Man With Murder of Hinsdale South Grad

Cuellar is currently being held without bond at the DuPage County Jail.

The vigil for Joshua "Savage" Holmes will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hinsdale Lake Terrace complex. It will take place at the location where Holmes was shot Monday, near the intersection of Honeysuckle Rose Lane and Hyacinth Lane in unincorporated Willowbrook.

READ: Comments about Joshua Holmes by friends in "Who Was Joshua Holmes?"

Cuellar's mother, Elva Hernandez, 42, was charged with two felony counts of obstruction of justice in connection with the crime. She is being held in DuPage County Jail on $150,000 bond.

No information about funeral arrangements has been available yet.

*Patch will update this story as information becomes available.

More on this story:

  • PHOTOS: Who Was Joshua Holmes?
  • READ: Retaliation Over Hinsdale South Grad's Shooting a Concern for Apartment Community
  • 18-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Unincorporated Willowbrook

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Teacher September 29, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Let Love Rule....Follow the sun! http://youtu.be/0E1bNmyPWww
Teacher September 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The white paint on the street was not Joshua Holmes. The LOVE I felt in the circle at the vigil tonight was Joshua Holmes. The powerful words spoken by his bold, strong and beautiful family is an exact representation of the absolute love that Joshua emulated on a daily basis. In this tragic time I am empowered by Joshua's family. ONE LOVE!


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