Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Eric Holder Has Trial Rescheduled

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Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Eric Holder Has Trial Rescheduled

The high-profile murder trial was originally expected to begin around April before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

Published May 7, 2020

Written by BET Staff

The trial date for Eric Holder, the man accused of shooting and killing Nipsey Hussle, has been pushed back to summer. 

  1. The high-profile murder trial was expected to begin proceedings in March for the March 31, 2019 slaying of the Los Angeles rapper and conclude by April 14.

    But that was before the coronavirus pandemic began. According to court documents obtained by Vibe, Holder’s next court date has been pushed back to June 8.

  2. Courthouses and county clerk offices in California have reportedly been closed down statewide since March due to the governor’s stay-at-home directives. 

    The order is expected to lift at the end of May for the state of California, according to Vibe, and court cases will presumably resume. 

    RELATED: Eric Holder, Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer, Will Likely Go To Trial In Late March Or April

    Holder has remained in jail after he was arrested in connection to Nipsey Hussle’s murder. He has continued to plead not guilty to the six charges that have been brought against him, which includes murder, two counts of assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. 

    If convicted, Holder faces up to a maximum of a lifetime sentence in prison. 


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