The verdict in the Nipsey-Hussle murder trial is finally clear

Almost three years after the 2019 murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle, a verdict was reached in the trial. Hussle – born Ermias Asghedom – was shot dead outside his clothing boutique in Los Angeles. According to CBS, Hussle and two other men were shot after an altercation at The Marathon store, with the assailant later identified as Eric Holder Jr. The outlet goes on to report that Holder approached the rapper “several times” before opening fire.

Holder was eventually charged with a slew of felonies for his involvement in Hussle’s murder, including one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder — for the two surviving shooting victims. Holder’s trial began in June when Assistant District Attorney John McKinney tried to prove that Holder acted with intent. “He clearly thought about what he was going to do before he did it,” McKinney told the jury, per NBC News. Now, less than a month after the trial began, a verdict has been reached.

The jury found Eric Holder Jr. guilty

A Los Angeles jury has returned a verdict in the 2019 murder trial of rapper Nipsey Hussle. Eric Holder Jr. — a former acquaintance of the rapper — has been convicted of Hussle’s murder, according to NBC News. Holder was also found guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm for injuring two other men in the altercation. The sentence for the convicted murderer is set for September 15th.

Holder faces up to life in prison for shooting dead Grammy winner His imprisonment was marked by violence. According to CBS News, on June 29, Holder was attacked by other inmates and required staples as a result of the incident. At the time, Holder’s attorney said the judge was taking “specific steps” to ensure Holder was safe in prison. No word yet on whether arrangements will be made for Holder while he completes his upcoming sentence.

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