Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Murderer Beaten In Prison

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Eric Holder, the man who was accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle was absent from court yesterday.  According to reports, the suspect got into an altercation that prevented him from attending trial. Suspect Beaten In Jail LA rapper Nipsey Hussle’s murder trial is ongoing during this time.  According to the defendant’s attorney, Aaron Jansen, on Monday, […]

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Nipsey Hussle’s Suspected Killer Was Reportedly Beaten Up After Leaving Court

The murder trial against Nipsey Hussle’s suspected killer, Eric Holder, was delayed today as Holder was unable to appear in court while receiving medical treatment after being assaulted in jail, according to Rolling Stone. Holder was apparently attacked sometime after leaving court on Monday, June 27, sustaining serious enough injuries to keep him out of court today — and possibly even longer, with Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke warning jurors that they might expect further delays. Otherwise, they’ll be expected back in court on Wednesday for Holder’s last two witnesses.

They’ll be deciding on a charge of first-degree murder; Holder’s defense hinges on whether or not his attack on Nipsey Hussle at the Marathon Clothing store counts as “premeditated.” Prosecutors argued that, as Holder left the store following his confrontation with Nipsey over his reputation as an alleged snitch, then returned with a loaded gun, he fully intended to shoot and kill the entrepreneurial rapper. However, if jurors agree with Holder’s defense that the crime was not premeditated based on the evidence provided, then he may get off on a technicality, as he should have been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Holder is also charged with attempted murder since two bystanders were also struck. He’s pled not guilty to all charges. If convicted, Holder could face life in prison. Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday, after which the jurors will deliberate. In the meantime, Holder is supposed to be kept away from the general population of the jail; it’s currently unclear how he was attacked yesterday or the extent of his injuries.

Nipsey Hussle’s Trial Brings In New Witness And Spot Discrepancies

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Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle’s murder trial is ongoing these days and has made new progress. A key witness, a woman who drove the suspect Eric Holder to and from the shooting scene, testified on Monday. Her testimonies were then found to have discrepancies compared to the video recovered from the crime scene. An Unwitting […]

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A Key Witness In The Nipsey Hussle Trial Was Grilled By The Defense Over Mistakes In Her Testimoney

The murder trial for the man who shot and killed Nipsey Hussle is underway and yesterday, one of the prosecution’s key witnesses was cross-examined by the defense. Although Eric Holder’s lawyer Deputy District Attorney Aaron Jansen can’t truly deny his client pulled the trigger — there’s plenty of security video along with multiple witnesses — the defense hinges on Holder’s insistence that the murder was not premeditated, in which case he should have been charged with voluntary manslaughter. Holder pled not guilty to first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree attempted murder.

Jansen’s questioned the witness, Bryannita Nicholson, about discrepancies in her testimony on Monday, comparing her statements to her initial witness statements in 2019 and video from the crime scene. According to the Associated Press, Jansen took care not to accuse Nicholson of lying, only that she might be mistaken. It’s clear that his strategy is to create doubt about whether Holder intended to shoot the rapper when he had Nicholson park her car in a nearby alley.

Nicholson had accompanied Holder to the store, giving him a ride in her car, and said she witnessed an argument between Holder and Nipsey, after which they left, returning a few minutes later and parking in the alley instead of the store’s parking lot. Holder got out, leaving her alone, and returned after shooting Hussle, telling her to drive away. Nicholson has always maintained she had no idea that was his intention, and Jansen’s pressing on small details — the color of a truck in the parking lot at the strip mall where the Marathon Clothing store was located, the order of events during Holder’s initial confrontation with Nipsey — was intended to cast doubt on her reliability as a witness.

To that end, it’s reported Jansen did get Nicholson to acknowledge she didn’t see any violent signs from Holder and that she was never close enough to hear more than a minute of the men’s conversation, which she’d said in 2019 revolved around Nipsey accusing Holder of being a snitch. This was apparently what incited Holder to return to the store minutes later and fire at Nipsey, killing him and hitting two bystanders.

Nipsey Hussle’s Last Words Detailed During Testimony by Man Injured in Same Shooting

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The Nipsey Hussle murder trial is underway and one of the first witnesses was Shermi Villanueva, a 47-year-old who was also injured in the parking lot of The Marathon Store.

During Villanueva’s testimony, the last words of Nipsey Hussle were recounted.

“’He shot me. He shot me,’” Villanueva said he heard Hussle say. “I heard it, and then I saw Nipsey fall. When I looked and see Nipsey, I started to run.”

Prosecutors state Hussle’s killer, Eric Holder was once considered a friend of the rapper and used two guns in the shooting. Holder opened fire on Hussle after going to eat lunch. Holder’s attorneys are not arguing that the murder is not premeditated. Holder is facing one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

You can see footage from inside the courtroom below.


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Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon Collective Store Opens Its Doors In Honor Of His Legacy

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The Marathon Collective, a licensed marijuana store in Los Angeles, opened its doors to the public this weekend. Loved ones of Nipsey Hussle held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate. Before his death, late hip-hop icon Nipsey Hussle dreamed of owning a legitimate marijuana business. This past weekend, that dream was fulfilled.  The Marathon Collective, a […]

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Defense of Nipsey Hussle’s Murder Suspect Argues Killing Not Premeditated “Case Of Heated Passion”

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Opening statements took place Wednesday in the trial of the man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom. Hussle was shot in 2019 outside of his Los Angeles clothing store,The Marathon at the age of 33.

A jury which was selected on Monday will hear the case against accused killer, 32-year-old, Eric Ronald Holder Jr. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney says Hussle accused Holder of snitching the day of the murder. Holder returned to the scene minutes later, shooting the beloved rapper eleven times.

McKinney stated during his opening statement there’s “no doubt” the suspect knew in advance that he would kill Hussle. “He clearly thought about what he was going to do before he did it.”

He then described the sequence of events, including showing jurors horrific videos and photos of the shooting.

Holder’s defense Attorney Aaron Jansen said the first-degree murder and attempted murder charges are excessive. Jansen argued the killing was not premeditated, and the shooting of the other two men present were not Eric Holder’s intention. Holder faces life in prison if convicted.

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Attorney Jansen told jurors in the opening statements that Holder was “triggered” from being called a snitch and “didn’t have time to cool off” before he gunned down Hussle. Adding, “this is a case of heated passion.”

There is speculation that Holder’s defense will make his mental health an issue during his trial. Jansen has said previously “One of the things affecting him [in March 2019] was that his mother had just passed away. He was pretty despondent.”

Holder fled the scene after firing multiple shots at the “Victory Lap” rapper. Caught on surveillance, he was arrested two days later.

Nipsey Hussle left behind his daughter Emani Asghedom, 13 and son Kros Ermias Asghedom, 5 with whom he shares with actor, and longtime partner Lauren London. He won two Grammys almost a year after his murder. Hussle was signed to Jay-Z’s RocNation.

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