Jurors convicted Eric Holder of first-degree murder in the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle in a shooting that also wounded two others in South Los Angeles. Via CBSNEWS
Holder, 32, was found guilty in the March 31, 2019 murder of the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom. He was also convicted of two counts each of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm involving two other people who were injured in the March 31, 2019, shooting, along with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Jurors also found true allegations that he personally and intentionally discharged a handgun and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury on one of the victims.
Eric R. Holder was first indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in May, 2019. He has been accused of carrying out the murder over allegations that he was labeled a “snitch,” which prompted him to confront the rapper and open fire. Holder’s legal team has denied that the murder was premeditated, and said it happened in the “heat of passion” less than 10 minutes after he confronted Nip on the snitching allegations.