Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his clothing store in March 2019 by a gang member who was upset about talk of snitching. He received at least 10 bullets in the attack, according to prosecutors.
Eric Holder, who prosecutors say was a member of a Rollin’ 60s street gang, was seen running from the scene with two guns. He said he was going to kill Hussle and began shooting.
Judge Says Holder’s Life Is Going To Be Hell
During the trial of Nipsey Hussle’s killer, a prosecutor told jurors that Holder was cold-blooded and calculated in shooting the rapper. The evidence against him was overwhelming, from eyewitnesses and surveillance cameras from local businesses that captured his arrival, the shooting and his departure.
Judge Clay Jacke also said that Holder’s life is going to be hell for decades to come. He will be serving a lifetime of prison time if convicted on multiple charges, including murder and attempted murder.
While the trial was delayed due to COVID-19, Holder’s new lawyer claims that he should finally face trial in early December. Deputy Public Defender Aaron Jansen appeared on behalf of Holder in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday after his predecessor was appointed to a state judge. He vowed to bring Holder’s case to trial sooner rather than later and called his client’s mental health history a “significant issue.”
Holder’s Lawyer Defends His Client
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Holder’s lawyer Aaron Jansen said that his client is “nervous,” but that he knows it’s time to get the case moving to trial. He also said that Holder had been suffering from a combination of mental health issues and was off his medication at the time of the shooting.
He claims that he fired the gun in the heat of passion after Hussle allegedly told him there was “paperwork” on Holder. In gang parlance, this meant that there was evidence that he was working with police.
Despite these claims, prosecutors say that Holder killed Nipsey Hussle and two other men outside of his clothing store in South Los Angeles in March 2019. He was eventually arrested and charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, he could face life in prison. But Jansen hopes to convince jurors that Holder should be given a lesser sentence.
Holder’s Lawyer Asks For A New Trial
Holder served as Attorney General of the United States during President Obama’s first term. During his tenure, he helped safeguard our markets from manipulation and consumers from financial fraud.
During his time in office, Holder was a highly visible Attorney General. He declined to prosecute same-sex marriages, ignored pleas to investigate bankers involved in the financial collapse under the previous administration, and pursued journalists who published secret information.
After leaving the Justice Department, Holder worked as a defense attorney. In this capacity, he helped defend people who were accused of murder and other crimes. He also helped prosecutors bring civil rights cases against a former Louisiana governor, and advocated for civilian trials for terrorism suspects.
Holder’s Lawyer Asks For A Shorter Sentence
A former top prosecutor in the Justice Department’s Public Integrity section and a judge at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, Eric Holder is an ideal candidate to lead the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. He has demonstrated independence, sound judgment, and character throughout his career.
In fact, it’s Holder’s stance on corruption that has made him the most respected jurist in America. And as a leading lawyer in the burgeoning civil rights and voting rights fields, he will be an excellent Attorney General.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a recent bid from Holder’s defense to have his first-degree murder charge reduced to a second-degree or voluntary manslaughter. And it’s a good thing. After all, if Holder is ever released, his life is going to be hell. But he should have his best chance at freedom after serving the minimum sentence for the crime he committed. It’s the least you can do for a fellow human being.