Nipsey Hussle’s Alledged Murderer Eric Holder Is On Trial Facing Life
The jury will begin hearing opening statements in the Nipsey Hussle murder trial on Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The killing of Nipsey Hussle has resulted in the arrest of Eric Holder. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, he has been indicted on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
If found guilty of all charges, Holder could spend the rest of his life behind bars. He entered a not guilty plea. Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed in April 2019 outside of his clothing store in South Los Angeles. He was a Grammy-winning rapper.
Police say that as Hussle stood in the parking lot of his store, Holder approached and opened fire, striking Hussle multiple times and injuring two others. A local hospital was called, and he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The rapper was found to have suffered gunshot wounds to the head and body, and the coroner ruled his death a homicide.
Though Holder is suspected of gang affiliation, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the slaying was the result of a personal dispute between the two men.
Nipsey left behind 2 children.