Eric Holder, the man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle, will not be going to trial until summer.
It was expected that the high-profile murder case will commence in March. However, it has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because the pandemic has affected court scheduling, the next court date for Eric Holder has been slated for June 8.
Due to the governor’s stay-at-home order, courthouses and county clerk offices in Los Angeles has been closed since March 23. It is expected that the court cases will resume at the end of May when California’s shelter-in-place order is lifted.
Since Eric Holder has been arrested in connection to the murder of Nipsey Hussle that occurred in April 2019, he has remained in jail. Holder has pleaded not guilty to six charges leveled against him. This includes murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of attempted murder.
Ermias Asghedom, popularly known by the stage name Nipsey Hussle, was attacked on the 31st of March outside his Marathon Clothing store. He was shot at least ten times before he was rushed to a hospital. He was pronounced dead in the hospital. Eric Holder allegedly kicked the thirty-three-year-old rapper in the head before he fled from the scene.
Bail of Eric Holder was set at $6.53 million. However, a former city prosecutor from O.J. Simpson murder trial, Attorney Christopher Darden, withdrew the case. This was due to death threats thrown against him and his family.
Eric Holder, the alleged killer of Nipsey, will face a maximum sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of all charges.