Los Angeles, CA

Over three years after the tragic 2019 killing of Los Angeles icon Nipsey Hussle,Eric Holder was convicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges on Wednesday (July 6).

The guilty verdict was read aloud to the Los Angeles courtroom around 10:40 a.m. PT, according to Los Angeles Times court reporter James Queally.

Holder, 32, was allegedly angered by Nipsey accusing him of being a snitch outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019.



“Nipsey was like, ‘Man, you know, they got some paperwork on you, you know. I haven’t read it, you know. Like you my bro, you know. Like maybe you need to take care of that, you know,’” a witness said to the grand jury in 2019.

Holder returned to the scene with a pair of weapons and unloaded at least 10 shots into the Crenshaw rapper, which ultimately proved to be fatal.

A separate witness named Shermi Villanueva recounted what he saw in Nipsey’s final moments after Holder pulled the trigger.



“He shot me. He shot me,” the 47-year-old recalled Nipsey stating while he lay on the ground in a pool of blood.

Eric Holder was quickly apprehended by authorities on April 4, 2019. The delayed trial finally got underway in June and lasted two weeks.

Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer Beaten Up So Badly He Needed Staples

During the trial, the 32-year-old was the victim of a brutal beatdown behind bars at the hands of other inmates on June 28. He reportedly needed three staples in his head and was too injured to attend court.

According to Queally, Holder had no reaction to the verdict and was also convicted on two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault for shooting and wounding two other men at the scene.

Queally speculates that Holder’s sentencing could lean “towards life” behind bars but he could be eligible for parole under a new state provision.