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Woman charged in beauty shop murder

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Bianca Holman. Source: Birmingham Police Department Bianca Holman. Source: Birmingham Police Department
Chaya Anders was found dead inside her shop, Ebony's Beauty Supply, in north Birmingham on Saturday. Source: WBRC video Chaya Anders was found dead inside her shop, Ebony's Beauty Supply, in north Birmingham on Saturday. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham police have arrested a woman accused of killing a beauty shop owner over the weekend.

Chaya Anders, 63, was found dead in her beauty shop, Ebony's Beauty Supply, on Saturday, April 5. Her car was still parked outside the shop on 27th Street North.

Police charged 25-year-old Bianca Holman with capital murder in Anders' death. Investigators believe Holman robbed the shop, then killed Anders.

Holman is also suspected of robbing the Jack's Food Store the day before Anders was killed, around 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. A witness identified Holman as the suspect in that robbery and said she was also at the scene of the homicide on Saturday.

"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," Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper said in a release.

"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," Roper added.

Holman is 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.

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