(Fwrd Axis) — The murder trial for rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killer, Eric Holder, began a week ago on June 15 at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, California.
Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down March 31, 2019 outside his Marathon Clothing store in South LA.
According to prosecutors in the case, Hussle, 33 when he was murdered, was shot at least 10 times by Eric Holder who used two guns to execute the Grammy award winning artist.
Holder was indicted for the murder of Nipsey Hussle, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He faces life in prison if convicted and has pleaded not guilty despite overwhelming evidence, video footage of him murdering Nipsey, and numerous eyewitnesses.
“Nipsey was like, ‘Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you, you know. I haven’t read it, you know. Like you my bro, you know. Like maybe you need to take care of that, you know.’” ─witness statement
“Eric was asking Nipsey, ‘Did you tell somebody I snitched?’” ─Nicholson testified
“I was just excited, I was happy, I wanted to show my Facebook friends, I hurried back to the car and posted the picture.” ─Nicholson testified
“I was like, ‘What are you doing? Put that away, you ain’t going to shoot nothing outside my car.’” ─Nicholson testified
“He shot me. He shot me,” Villanueva recalled Nipsey saying while lying in a pool of blood.