The family of 21-year-old Justin Holmes are grieving over the loss of their precious loved one.
But for the man involved in his murder Cameron Terrell, 18, life goes on.
The white high school student from California has been charged with Justin’s murder.
But despite this he has been allowed to return to classes at Palos Verdes High School, just six weeks after the brutal slaying.
Terrell was arrested with two other teenagers in the October 1 shooting in South Los Angeles.
Holmes was walking with two friends when they were confronted by two armed suspects who asked where they were from.
According to Los Angeles police, one of the armed suspects fired multiple shots, killing Holmes.
The suspects then fled in a vehicle driven by Terrell.
Two Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District officials confirmed to KTLA that Terrell was in class attended the high school, and was in class as recently as last week.
But after backlash from several parents, concerned for the welfare of the 3,000 other students, Terrell did not show up for school Monday.
The school has now finally changed its tune and said he will no longer be allowed on campus to attend classes. But he will still attend an off-site study program.
Investigators do not believe Terrell fired the fatal shot but he has been charged with murder for his role in the crime.
If convicted, he could be sent to prison for at least 25 years to life.
Gang allegations were filed against all three defendants.
The crime which occurred broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon. This case has drawn attention as Terrell is a white teen from an affluent suburban neighborhood.
A homemade rap video posted on YouTube appears to show Terrell as the lone white face in the crowd.
Terrell’s father is Donald Wayne Terrell, the president of New & Improved Media, a media consulting firm in El Segundo.
His mother is Debra Terrell, who operates an interior design business with clients primarily in the South Bay.
How he came to become involved with a predominantly black South Los Angeles gang is unclear.