Who Is Eric Holder Jr.? Meet Nipsey Hussle Murderer: On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, Jurors found Eric R. Holder Jr, 32, guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
The jury in Los Angeles County also found Eric R. Holder Jr. guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter rather than the two counts of attempted murder sought by prosecutors for two other men who were hit by gunfire at the scene.
Jurors deliberated for approximately six hours over two days before reaching a decision.
The verdict concludes a three-year-long legal saga and a trial that was frequently postponed due to the pandemic.
Holder and Hussle had known each other for years. They grew up in the same South Los Angeles street gang when a chance meeting outside the rapper’s clothing store in Los Angeles resulted in the shooting and his death.
The evidence against Holder was overwhelming, ranging from eyewitness accounts to surveillance footage from local businesses that captured his arrival, the shooting, and his departure.
His lawyer did not even deny that he was the shooter but instead urged jurors to convict him on the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.