The Trial Begins With Chilling Details
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the jury Wednesday — after Eric Holder gunned down Nipsey in a Crenshaw parking lot; Holder walked over to Nispey’s bullet-riddled body after shooting him at least 10 times and kicked him in the head.
Jury selection in the case, which had been repeatedly delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, began on June 2. Opening arguments are expected to start this week, with the trial likely to last about four weeks. Sadly, Nipsey was killed on March 31 outside his clothing store, The Marathon Clothing.
The prosecutor also told the courtroom that Holder said to Nipsey, “You’re through” … with Hussle replying, “You got me,” before Holder took off from the scene.
In April 2019, Eric Holder; the suspected shooter in the case of Nipsey’s murder; was captured by police in L. A.
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said during his opening statement Wednesday that there’s “no doubt” Eric R. Holder knew in advance that he would kill Hussle.
“He clearly thought about what he was going to do before he did it,” McKinney told jurors about Holder’s intentions. McKinney said Holder and Hussle knew each other; growing up in the same neighborhood where they were members of the same gang, the Rollin’ 60s.
A month or so after Nipsey’s death; NBA player Reggie Bush and his wife were blasted for donating $10K to start off a go fund me for Nipsey’s kids.
Holder, 32, faces one count of first degree-murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.