NIPSEY Hussle’s murder suspect has been found guilty more than three years after gunning down the rapper in the parking lot of his clothing store.
The 32-year-old suspect, Eric Holder, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury in Los Angeles in connection to the death of the rapper in March of 2019.
Holder was also found guilty of two charges of assault with a handgun and attempted voluntary manslaughter for shooting and injuring two other individuals on that day.
Just ten minutes prior to the renowned LA rapper’s murder, Nipsey and Holder got into a fight, according to a friend’s testimony.
Herman Douglas, a close friend of the rapper, argued that Nipsey told Holder about allegations going around the neighborhood that he was “snitching” to police authorities.
“[Nipsey] told him friend to friend, ‘I heard some documents going around,'” Douglas stated during his testimony.
“If you aren’t telling, you need to handle it, he stated. We need to see your papers because you just solved a case.”
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney stated before a grand jury that Holder approached Nipsey before the two had a brief conversation.
The conversation apparently had Nispey informing Holder that there was a rumor going around that Holder was a snitch, according to court transcripts of McKinney’s testimony.
Snitching, according to McKinney, is a major source of offense for gang members, according to Reuters.
In his testimony, Douglas claimed that he, Nipsey, and Holder were all associates of the South Los Angeles Rollin’ 60s Crips, a street gang.
Douglas asserted he is no longer associated with the group, though.