Eric Holder charged in Nipsey Hussle murder case

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 05, 2019 18:16 hrs

[U.S.A], Apr 5 (ANI): Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges of murder and attempted murder against Eric Holder, the man accused of killing South L.A.Grammy nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Holder is being held on USD 5 million bail. He appeared in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday afternoon, where he was represented by attorney Chris Darden. Darden entered a not guilty plea on his behalf, according to a report from KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta.

LAPD chief Michel Moore said on Tuesday that Holder and Hussle got into a dispute at the clothing store, reported Variety.

Holder left and came back with a gun, shooting Hussle several times before fleeing in a white Chevy Cruze. Though both men had gang affiliations, the motive for the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.

Holder, 29, also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Also, in 2012, he pleaded no contest to a charge of carrying a loaded weapon in a public place. At that time he was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation.

The Los Angeles Country Department of Medical Examner-Coroner, on Sunday determined the reason behind Hussle's death. According to a statement issued by the department and obtained by E Online, the "rapper died from gunshot wounds on the head and the torso."

Holder was arrested on Wednesday in Bellflower by L.A. County sheriff's deputies and turned over to the LAPD. (ANI)