Nipsey Hussle Murder Trial Gets Start Date

Eric Holder faces a life sentence if convicted.

Eric Holder, the man accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle in 2019, has been given a trial date.

According to the Los Angeles Criminal Court calendar, Holder's first hearing will be on June 2 and will be held at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in L.A.

Holder was arrested in 2019 after a two-day manhunt. He previously pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of felony possession of a firearm in connection with the Crenshaw rapper’s fatal shooting. If convicted, Holder faces life in prison.

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Originally, the murder trial was scheduled to star in April 2020, however it was postponed until the following year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional trial dates were scheduled for May 2021 and December 2021, but were delayed after Holder refused to leave his cell, the retirement of the assigned judge, and his attorney, Christopher Darden, recusing himself amid death threats to his family.

On March 31, 2019, Nipsey Hussle was shot multiple times and killed while standing in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing Store location in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles. He was 33 years old.


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