Eric Holder, the man charged with the murder of Nipsey Hussle has been indicted by a grand jury where he formally entered a plea of not guilty.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday, according to CNN, that Holder was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of possessions of a firearm by a felon.
On March 31, Nipsey Hussle, whose given name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot and killed when Holder allegedly opened fire on him and two men while they were standing outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles.
The two men injured beside Asghedom survived their injuries.
Days after the shooting Holder, 29, was arrested in Bellflower, California for allegedly carrying out the attack.
Prosecutors initially charged Holder on April 4 with the counts he currently faces, but securing a grand jury indictment allows them to bypass a preliminary hearing and go straight to trial.
Investigators, including Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore, who openly mourned the rapper on Twitter, reported that they believe that the deadly shooting was the result of an argument that occurred prior between the two men.
Holder is expected to appear in court for a pretrial hearing on June 18. The District Attorney’s office reports that his bail amount has been increased to $6.53 billion.
If he’s convicted, he faces not just public scorn, but a maximum sentence of life in prison.Share :