A jury has reached a verdict in the case of Nipsey Hussle‘s accused killer, Eric Holder, more than three years after he was killed in a shooting outside of his Los Angeles clothing store.
Holder and Hussle had known each other for years — they grew up members of the same South Los Angeles street gang — when a chance meeting outside the rapper’s Los Angeles clothing store led to the shooting, and his death.
Three years after the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle, a jury found his accused killer, Eric Holder, guilty of first-degree murder.
The evidence against Holder was overwhelming, from eyewitnesses to surveillance cameras from local businesses that captured his arrival, the shooting and his departure.
The shooting followed a conversation the two men had about rumors that Holder had been acting as an informant for authorities. Holder’s lawyer Aaron Jansen said that being publicly accused of being a “snitch” by a person as prominent as Hussle brought on a “heat of passion” in Holder that made him not guilty of first-degree murder.
In addition to first-degree murder, he was found guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and one count of firearm possession.
The verdict, read in court on July 6, comes after Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was killed in a shooting outside his Los Angeles clothing store in March 2019. Hussle died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso. He was 33 years old at the time.
According to an LAPD statement at the time, the suspect, later identified as Holder, approached the musician and two other men, fired “numerous” shots, and then fled the scene in a vehicle waiting nearby.
Following the incident, Holder was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with using a firearm to cause serious bodily harm and death.
During the trial’s closing arguments, prosecutors told jurors that Holder, 32, should be convicted of murder for the “personal” attack on Hussle, according to reports.
About Nipsey Hussle WIKI
Airmiess Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was an American rapper. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Hussle independently released his first mixtape, … Wikipedia
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