Lawyer for Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Says He Has ‘Significant Mental’ Issues

Update 07/03/2021 2:12pm:

It was revealed that the alleged shooter of Nipsey Hussle—Eric Holder, got a new lawyer.

Now the new lawyer for Holder has said the murder case could possibly go to trial by

early December 2021. The deputy public defender for Holder—Aaron Jansen, spoke to

the NY Daily News following an appearance for Holder in an LA courtroom and said “A

lot of the work was done by my predecessor. Hopefully, by the end of the year, maybe

early December, we can go to trial.”

While speaking on what was next for Holder, Jansen went on to say, “He does have a

significant mental health history. One of the things affecting him [in March 2019] was

that his mother had just passed away. He was pretty despondent.” News of Holder’s new

lawyer and alleged mental issues come after Christopher Darden, the former prosecutor

of OJ Simpson, stepped down from representing Holder due to threats to his family.

Stay tuned for more updates.

source: NY Daily News

Original 03/27/2021 12:59pm:

According to reports, the alleged gunman behind the murder of Nipsey Hussle has asked

a judge to give him a break on the $6.5 million bail set for him.

31-year-old Eric Holder was arrested and charged with the murder of the prolific rapper

and businessman and reportedly appeared in front of a judge in a Los Angeles

courtroom this past Thursday. Holder’s public defender revealed that she filed a bail

reduction motion his behalf, with the argument being that Holder’s previous criminal

history before the alleged murder was minimal. Holder had reportedly only been

convicted for one felony in 2012 for carrying a concealed firearm.

In the motion, it says “Based on the isolated nature of this case, Mr. Holder does not

pose a risk of harm to the public.” The motion also says “Even a reduction of bail down

to $4 million should satisfy any concerns by the court and the District Attorney.” The

motion also says that Holder is not a flight risk, as he doesn’t have a passport. The judge

in the case noted that prosecutors have until Tuesday to respond to the motion. A

hearing was set for April 6 in relation to the matter. Stay tuned for more updates.

source: NY Daily News

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