The verdict is in…
Eric Holder Jr has just been convicted of first-degree murder after shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle in broad daylight back in 2019.
Besides being found guilty of killing the rap star, Holder was also found guilty of shooting two other bystanders who were fortunate to survive the deadly attack.
The jury was presented with graphic details including a testimony that stated Holder kicked Nipsey in the head after shooting him several times.
BREAKING: Eric Holder Jr. has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle. https://t.co/jtjRjew5xo
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 6, 2022
Eric Holder, the man that killed Nipsey Hussle, has been found guilty of murder. https://t.co/nT7H1EecAR
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 6, 2022
TMZ had tehse details to add:
Eric Holder has been found guilty in the murder of Nipsey Hussle … gunning the rapper and activist down in broad daylight back in 2019.
The jury returned the guilty verdict in an L.A. courtroom Wednesday, about 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 — he 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.
The details of the brutal murder were outlined early in the trial — Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the jury Holder kicked Nipsey in the head after filling his body with lead, calling it proof the attack was personal.
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 when Holder got out of her vehicle.
FYI: Eric R. Holder Jr. is not related to former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Thought I should just put that out there.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) July 6, 2022
CBS News had these details to share:
Eric Holder, the man charged in the fatal shooting of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday, CBS Los Angeles reported. The jury deliberated for about six hours before reaching its verdict.
Holder, 32, had also been charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder because two bystanders were hit by gunfire, according to The Associated Press — but the jury found him guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter instead.
Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside of his Los Angeles clothing store in March 2019. He was 33.