Grand Jury Indicts Eric Holder For Murder Of Nipsey Hussle
Eric Holder has been in indicted for fatally shooting Nipsey Hussle and injuring two others, the Los Angeles District attorney announced in a news release Tuesday (May 21).
A grand jury indicted the 29-year-old suspect on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and assault with a firearm, and a single count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Holder was indicted on May 9, but the documents were made public Tuesday.
Holder pleaded not guilty to the charges. He stands accused of killing Hussle in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. The 33-year-old rapper and father of two was shot six times before being pronounced dead at a local hospital.
After the shooting, Holder fled the scene but was arrested in nearby Bellflower, Calif., two days later. He is currently being held on a $6.53 million bail. According to TMZ, Holder allegedly pistol-whipped a man one hour before Hussle was gunned down.
Last week, Holder’s defense attorney, Christopher Darden, stepped down after receiving death threats.
“I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice,” Darden wrote on Facebook. “Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too.”
If convicted, Holder faces life in prison. He is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial hearing on June 18.