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Nipsey Hussle’s Killer, Eric Holder, Is Standing A Trial



Nipsey Hussle's Killer, Eric Holder, Is Standing A Trial
Nipsey Hussle's killer, Eric Holder, behind bars in court. Image source: ABC7.

Nipsey Hussle’s killer Eric Holder is currently on trial. The Hip-Hop artist and clothing store owner died from a bullet on March 31, 2019. 

The supposed reason for Nipsey Hussle’s killing is his suggesting that Holder took care of the rumors about “some paperwork floating around.” Holder reportedly claimed the rumors were “bulls**t” and shot the artist several times. Restoring his dignity, Holder now has a high chance to spend the rest of his life in prison, proving that he’s not a snitch. 

“There’s a range of consequences for people who snitch,” Deputy District Attorney John McKinney carefully explained to the jury. “No gang member wants to be considered a snitch.” 

“You’re Through,” Holder Stated; You got me,” Nipsey Replied 

When Eric Holder first came to the Nipsey Hussle’s clothing store, they seemingly had a friendly conversation. According to Hussle’s friend, Herman Douglas, Holder asked Nipsey whether he checked Eric’s songs.

Nipsey then warned Eric about the snitching rumors. Douglas didn’t worry about the interaction and returned to the store. However, McKinney stated that Holder also told Hussle, “you are through.”

The below took place after: 

“He was shot literally from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head. The bullet perforated Nipsey’s lungs, one bullet transected his spine, and one bullet went through the liver,” McKinney described. 

Holder’s Defense Attorney, Aaron Jenson, didn’t argue that Holder committed such acts. However, he claimed that the defendant’s actions resulted from “heat of passion.” 

Jenson explained that Nipsey warning Holder about the snitching rumors enraged the defendant to the point of losing control and committing murder. 

The Heat Of Horror

Whether the murder is a result of deliberate actions or occurred due to the “heat of passion,” it’s pretty horrifying that it takes 9 minutes to choose between human life and reputation. As well as the fact that it takes a human life to restore one’s reputation. 

Considering that the expected result of “snitching” is one facing punitive legal consequences, it makes me think of how unfortunate the consequences might be. What kinds of things happen in prisons if one is willing to murder after nine minutes of thinking about choosing between the above or having the reputation of a snitch. 

While there’s no justification for murder and the murderer belongs in jail, the legal system might want to reconsider itself. At least to prevent further killings on similar motives and possibly even for the sake of humanism. 

Written by Nikita Serdiuk | IG: @nikitasrdk | Twitter: @nktserdiuk

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