Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Convicted of First Degree Murder

A Los Angeles court found Eric Holder Jr., the gang member who killed rapper Nipsey Hussle in 2019, guilty of first-degree murder.

After six hours of deliberations, the jury on July 6 also convicted Holder of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault for two others who were injured in the shooting.

Hussle faces a maximum of life in prison. His sentencing is scheduled to take place in September.

Holder confronted Hussle in a brief conversation at a clothing store the rapper owned in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.

Holder departed from The Marathon, then returned and shot Hussle at least 10 times.

According to prosecutors, Holder had been angered over accusations that he was a snitch.

Holder and Hussle were both members of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John McKinney.

Hussle’s defense team argued that their client attacked “in the heat of passion,” but the jury sided with the prosecuting team that it was a premeditated attack.

Police captured Hussle two days after the killing after Bryannita Nicholson, the woman who unwittingly drove him to and from the scene, turned herself in.

Security cameras also captured Hussle and multiple witnesses identified him as the shooter.

Hussle was a revered member of the South Los Angeles community. He was an advocate against gun violence and used the money he made from music to fund improvements in his neighborhood.


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