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Verdict in Nipsey Hussle murder trial


A verdict has been reached in the trial of Eric Holder, who is accused of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Holder was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of felony possession of a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The verdict will be read Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. local time at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.

Eric Holder attends opening statements in the Nipsey Hussle murder trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 15, 2022.

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The holder faces life in prison if convicted. He pleaded not guilty.

Hussle, the Grammy-winning rapper whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot dead in April 2019 outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

Hussle was standing in a parking lot when Holder allegedly approached and shot him multiple times, police said. Hussle was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other people were injured.

The coroner determined the rapper died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, ruling the manner of death a homicide.

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