Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial Begins With Jury Selection
Holder, 32, faces charges for one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
With the jury selection just beginning this week, the trial is expected to take up to four weeks, according to NBC4. A transcript from a previous grand jury hearing alleges that Holder used two weapons (a silver revolver and a black semi-automatic) to kill Nipsey Hussle.
Police believe a dispute between Holder and Nip broke out after the Los Angeles rhymer accused the assailant of being a snitch. An angered Holder left the scene and returned with the pair of weapons.
“Nipsey was like, ‘Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you, you know. I haven’t read it, you know. Like you my bro, you know. Like maybe you need to take care of that, you know,’” a witness said to the grand jury in 2019.
A medical examiner found that the bullets “pierced Nipsey’s lungs and severed his spinal cord” and a witness alleged that Holder told a dying Hussle after the shots were fired, “You’re Through.”
Eric Holder faces life in prison if convicted.