Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect, Eric Holder, Got Beat Up In Jail, Trial Delayed

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BET)
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BET)

Another delay in the Nipsey Hussle getting justice.

Someone put the paws on Eric Holder while in jail and as a result, Eric won’t be able to attend his trial this week. Eric needs medical treatment. The 32-year-old, who is suspected of murdering rap legend, Nipsey Hussle, suffered “more than a black eye,” Rolling Stone reports. Further details haven’t been publicly released.

According to the report, Eric was beaten up after leaving a Los Angeles courtroom around 4 p.m. on June 27. Due to the high-profile nature of the case, and Eric’s involvement in the Rollin’ 60’s gang, he’s supposed to be kept away from other inmates when he’s transported from court. Judge Jacke excused the jury on Tuesday (June 28) and said,

“Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won’t be in session today.“ Judge Jacke told jurors to return on June 29.

Last week, L.A. County Deputy Public Defender Aaron Jansen’s admitted Eric was Nipsey’s killer. However, Jansen is trying to convince a jury that Eric had a “passionate response” to the “snitching” accusations, and it wasn’t premeditated. Jansen said, 

“This is a case about the heat of passion. The provocative act in this case was that Nipsey Hussle made an accusation against Mr. Holder that he was a snitch.” Jansen went on to say the first-degree charge for premeditated murder should instead be “voluntary manslaughter.”

Eric is charged with killing Nipsey on March 31, 2019. A grand jury indicted Eric on May 9, 2019. He’s charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He pleaded not guilty and faces life if convicted.