Eric Holder the man accused of killing rapper and philanthropist, Nipsey Hussle has been found guilty.
The jury returned the guilty verdict in an L.A. courtroom Wednesday, almost 3 weeks after the trial began. He was found guilty of 1st-degree murder for killing Nipsey. Holder shot two other people during the murder, was found guilty of 2 counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter, guilty of 2 counts of assault with a firearm and guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was found not guilty of premeditated attempted murder.
During the trial , the details of the brutal murder were outlined by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney, who told the jury Holder kicked Nipsey in the head after the shooting, citing further proof the attack on the rapper was personal. He then told the rapper “You’re through,” to which Nipsey replied, “You got me.”
Among the people on the stand was Bryannita Nicholson, who was with Holder on the day of the murder. She stated Holder asked her to drive him around the block, she saw he had a gun and heard gunshots after Holder exited her vehicle.
Kerry Lathan, one of the people that got shot in the back during the incident, took the stand during the trial, but refused to positively identify Holder as the shooter.
Last week, Holder was attacked by “multiple individuals” while in a jail holding cell. He was allegedly cut by a razor and taken to the hospital, where he received an MRI and staples in the back of his head.