Written by Ollie Francis
Eric Holder, the accused assailant of Nipsey Hussle’s untimely demise has been indicted with additional charges by a grand jury on Tuesday, May 21. There is no clear indication as to why the District Attorney decided to place Holder in front of a grand jury, but it is suspected to skip the preliminary hearing due to any plea deals that may have been on the table if any.
The 29-year-old is facing two counts of assault with an illegal firearm by a convicted felon, one count of first-degree murder, and two counts of attempted murder. According to TMZ and other reliable outlets, Holder may face up to life in prison if convicted of the March 31st, shooting, and slaying of the philanthropist and Hip-Hop star.
This is not the first offense of Holder. He has a lengthy rap sheet that stems from armed robbery, distributing a controlled substance and gang affiliation.
The news of Holder’s case shortly after it was reported that the assailant (Eric Holder) allegedly pistol-whipped his neighbor after accusing his neighbor of selling him laced marijuana. Holder’s neighbor stated that he (Holder) approached the victim in a berating manner, appearing to be excited and agitated. Once the conversation escalated to more of a spackle, the duo went into the apartment complex hallway where Eric allegedly pistol-whipped the male shortly before Eric would kill Nipsey Hussle at ‘The Marathon Clothing Store,’ that early Sunday afternoon.
In related news, Nipsey Hussle’s sister Samantha was granted permanent custody of her niece Emani, after a short court battle where she petitioned for Emani to remain under her care due to the biological mother deeming as an unfit parent to the ten-year-old.
Hussle’s sister stated in her petition to gain custody, that she wanted Emani to ensure stability, security, and continue a healthy relationship with her family members, including her little brother Kross. This is essential considering going through a traumatic experience of losing a father and prominent figure.
The next court appearance for Eric Holder is not yet scheduled.