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Eric Holder Found Guilty Of Murdering Nipsey Hustle

Following a six-hour jury deliberation, on Wednesday (7.06,) Eric Holder, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, was found guilty of first-degree murder. According to The Associated Press, Holder, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder as two bystanders were also hit by gunfire though the jury found him guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter instead.

When the trial began in June, prosecutors said Holder’s attack was calculated and premeditated with Deputy District Attorney John McKinney stating that there was “no doubt” the gunman knew he’d kill Hussle, adding that he shot the victim at least 10 times and kicked him in the head before running away.

McKinney confirmed that there had been a dispute between the two men as Hussle had heard Holder was a snitch and wanted to “clear that up,” the AP reported. The deputy DA said the pair, along with two of Hussle’s friends, had a “cool conversation” with the murderer prior to the attack, noting that Hussle had no security with him when he visited his store.

According to Holder’s attorney, Aaron Jansen told the jury that Nipsey’s murder was unplanned, and said the shooter didn’t mean to shoot the two bystanders, pinning the attack on “heated passion,” the AP reported. 

Jansen told CBS News last week that Holder was attacked by “multiple individuals” while in a jail holding cell and was allegedly cut by a razor and taken to the hospital, where he received an MRI and staples in the back of his head.

Born Ermias Asghedom, Nipsey Hustle was fatally shot outside of his Los Angeles clothing store in March 2019. He was 33.

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Author: Saul Goode

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