Eric Holder, the alleged killer of American rapper Ermias Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle, was unable to attend his trial scheduled for May 28th due to injuries sustained after being assaulted in prison where he is being detained.
According to his defense lawyer, Aaron Jansen, his defense lawyer, the alleged killer was assaulted by prison inmates and was severely injured. He added that the injuries sustained were severe enough to prevent his client from from attending the murder trial.
It should be noted that Holder, 32, was a member of local gang Crips of the Rollin 60 to which also came to belong Nipsey Hussle, who died murdered outside a shopping center in South Los Angeles, California, on March 31, 2019.
The detainee is accused of being responsible for having shot six times the popular rapper who lost his life while being transported to a hospital.
A source told the publication that Holder “suffered more than a black eye,” but the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time. Meanwhile the suspect remains in jail while he awaits his sentencing for the alleged crime.
The consensus from multiple sources is that Holder allegedly shot Nipsey Hussle after learning that the rapper accused him of being a “snitch” for his gang, which in gang culture is unforgivable.