The man accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle, Eric Holder, is currently on trial and closing arguments are set to start later this week.
Holder though, wasn’t able to be in court on Tuesday due to getting beat up while in jail according to VladTV.
Eric Holder, the man accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle, was unable to attend his murder trial Tuesday after he was reportedly assaulted while in custody. According to reports, the 32-year-old was physically beaten after leaving a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.
It is currently unknown who committed the assault and where it occurred. The nature of Holder’s injuries also wasn’t disclosed but he did receive medical treatment and is said to have “suffered more than a black eye.”
“Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won’t be in session today,” Judge H. Clay Jacke announced to the courtroom on Tuesday.
Holder’s lawyer, Aaron Jansen, also admitted that Tuesday’s cancellation was due to a “medical” issue that wasn’t COVID-related.
He’s facing life in prison if convicted and we’ll find out somewhat soon. It seems to be a forgone conclusion that he will plead guilty just a matter of how many years he will get. Here is some of the testimony.
Bryannita Nicholson, 35, said that when she and Eric Holder, with whom she had been in a casual relationship (but not quite dating) for about five weeks, pulled into a South Los Angeles shopping center on March 31, 2019, she was surprised and gleeful to spot Hussle, whose music she loved.
“I said, ‘Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine,” Nicholson testified, “I want to take a picture with him.’”
Without telling her that he knew Hussle from growing up in the same neighborhood and having ties to the same street gang, Holder got out of the car and walked to Hussle while Nicholson was looking for parking.
“I just thought he was trying to beat me to go see him before I saw him,” Nicholson said.
When she joined Holder he was talking to Hussle, his voice raised to make his point but not seeming aggressive.
“Eric was asking Nipsey, ‘Did you tell somebody I snitched?’” Nicholson said.
She waited her turn then took a selfie with Hussle, possibly the final photo he ever appeared in. It was shown in court, with Nicholson smiling in sunglasses and Hussle, bearded with a white T-shirt and white headscarf, looking with a steely gaze at the camera from behind her.
“I was just excited, I was just happy, I just wanted to show my Facebook friends,” said Nicholson, who hurried back to the car and posted the picture.
Holder went into Master Burger, came out with chili fries, and told her to drive around the block. As she did that, he pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, loaded its magazine, and attached it.
“I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ You put that away, you ain’t going to shoot nothing outside my car,” Nicholson testified. “He did put it away.”
Nicholson said that at Holder’s instruction, she pulled into an alley where he said he wanted to stop and eat. He took a few bites of his fries, and didn’t seem angry or upset. He told Nicholson not to go anywhere — he would be right back.
Nicholson said she thought he might be getting a shirt at Hussle’s store. But she soon heard gunshots, and saw an older man running.
At Nicholson’s car, Holder soon appeared, “power-walking,” she said, and got in.
“I was like, ‘What happened?,’” Nicholson testified. “He said, ”You talk too much I ought to slap you. And he was just like, ‘Drive! Drive!’” she said.
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