Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was found guilty Wednesday afternoon in a Loss Angeles court for the 2019 murder of Ermias Davidson Asghedom, professionally known as Nipsey Hussle.
According to reports, Holder was a member of the same street gang as Hussle, The Rollin’ 60s Crips, and after a brief argument with him in a parking lot Holder felt disrespected. Holder left after the argument and went to his car, then loaded his gun, ate some fries he had with him, then went back and shot Hussle at least ten times before kicking him in the head after he fell to the ground.
The prosecution described Holder as being angry and resentful but Holder’s defence team argued that the shooting was not premeditated but done in the heat of passion. The defence also alleged that Hussle had accused Holder of “snitching” to the police.
Holder has also been found guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for the two bystanders he shot and wounded in the 2019 shooting.
Holder will return to court for sentencing on September 15 and could be sentenced to life in prison.