Bianca Holman, 25, has been charged with capital murder and robbery after police say she killed Chaya Anders on April 5th at a local beauty shop. Detectives have arrested Holman and she is currently being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail for the capital murder warrant. She has also been charged with robbery in the case, which carries a $150,000 bond.
Anders, 63, of Pinson, was found dead inside Ebony Beauty Supply in the 2900 block of 27th Street North around 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. Members of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service identified a gunshot wound to the victim and police believe she may have been killed the following evening during a robbery. Holman became a suspect in this case after witnesses reported someone matching her description was at the scene of the homicide. She is also connected to a robbery that took place on Friday night at Jack’s Food Store on 29th Avenue North.
“This was an extremely heinous crime where there was no regard for the victim or this community. I appreciate the Detectives and the various enforcement units for their investigative intensity in this case. This was a casebook investigation where we went from absolutely nothing to an identified suspect in a matter of hours. Our criminal homicides have decreased significantly so far this year but we realize a single homicide is one too many for the affected family. We can’t prevent every homicide but we have solved every case so far this year. The bottom line is if you commit a homicide in this city, we will never stop looking for you,” said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.
Anders is the ninth homicide victim in Birmingham thus far in 2014.