The suspected assailant of Nipsey Hussle’s murder trial is set to begin.
A jury heard opening arguments in the case against Eric Holder Jr., the man accused of shooting the 33-year-old rapper outside his Marathon apparel store in South Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the jurors in court that Holder met Nipsey before having to shoot him numerous times in the parking area outside the store, according to TMZ.
He then trudged over to Nipsey’s body, which was covered in bullets, and booted him in the head. “You’re through,” Holder told Nipsey, according to the prosecutor in the downtown L.A. courtroom. Before Holder exited the scene, Hussle answered, “You got me.”
Holder’s kick to Nipsey’s head, according to McKinney, was a personal attack. Holder’s attorney claimed it transpired in the spur of the moment. Hussle was brought to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. He died of gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to the coroner, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Holder was caught and charged with one crime of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of felon in possession of a gun a few days later. The high-profile case, which was delayed owing to the coronavirus epidemic, is projected to take two weeks to complete.