Eric Holder has pleaded not guilty for murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle last weekend in Los Angeles. The 29 year-old faces charges for murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a firearm by a felon. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 10.
On March 31, Holder approached Hussle and two other men. He fired multiple shots at all of them – ultimately killing Hussle and injuring the other two men. Two days later, on April 2, Holder was arrested in Lakewood, California, after being in hiding since committing the crime over the weekend.
Holder will remain in prison with bail set at $5 million.
We have yet to find out why this murder took place. Word on the street is that there was some kind of deal gone wrong between the two. Both Holder and Hussle were part of gangs at some points in their lives, and that is where a rivalry of sorts may have been ignited.
It’s interesting to note that Holder is being represented by Christopher Darden – the man the lead the prosecution against O. J. Simpson in his famed 90’s murder case. Some are saying that it is hypocritical that he is defending Holder with clear evidence while he tried to prosecute Simpson with not as much evidence. But hey, that’s how lawyers work.
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