Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial is Pushed Back Again After a Lawyer Switch Up
Written by Slaythemic on July 1, 2021
Article by Trinity Barnwell-Thomas, Slay The Mic Intern
Information provided by: HipHopDx
The trial in which Nipsey Hussle murderer is being tried has been delayed, once again. It’s been two years now since his murder. The man on trial for Nipsey’s murder – 31-year-old Eric Holder – had previously postponed the trial before by refusing to leave his cell. Not only that but the trial had been postponed many times before that for various reasons like the pandemic, retirement of the previously assigned judge, and Prosecutor Christopher Darden stepping down from Holder’s defense after numerous death threats to him and his family.
Holder’s new lawyer, public defender Aaron Jansen, made a statement saying that his predecessor had got a lot of work done. He also stated that Holder has a previous history of mental illness. According to Jansen, Holder’s mother had passed away in the same month of Nipsey’s murder and Holder was fairly “despondent”.
Holder was indicted on 3 different counts including one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder after two bystanders were hit with bullets. Holder pleaded not guilty to one charge that claimed he had fired multiple rounds at Nipsey with two different weapons.
The trial is now scheduled to take place in December of 2021. Holder tried to have a break on his $6.5 million bail, but it was denied as he was still seen as a threat to the public. If convicted of murder, Holder will be facing the maximum sentence, life in prison.