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A Los Angeles jury found reputed gang member Eric Holder Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Holder, 32, was convicted on Wednesday, July 6, for the March 31st murder of Hussle outside a clothing store he owned in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Holder showed no reaction after the jury announced the guilty verdict.

Hussle, a rapper who was beloved for his benevolence, was shot 11 times and pronounced dead at a local hospital. Two other men were shot but survived their injuries.

A woman who unwittingly drove the getaway car turned herself in two days later and identified Holder as the shooter. He was arrested at a mental hospital in nearby Bellflower.

Holder and Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, were both members of the notorious Rollin 60s street gang. Witnesses testified that Hussle had warned Holder there was "paperwork" on him — an implication that he was a police informant.

Prosecutors say Holder became enraged and gunned Hussle down in front of witnesses.

Holder's attorney said a gang member of Hussle's status calling him a snitch in front of other gang members left his client so "triggered" that he wasn't thinking clearly when he shot the rapper.

"This was not just a pleasant conversation between homies who are chopping it up ... this was a serious accusation," Jansen said during closing arguments. "Mr. Holder Jr. took it serious, as it was. He knows the consequences of being called a snitch in this manner."

Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. John McKinney dismissed Jansen's argument as "ridiculous".

Holder wore a black mask in court that concealed facial injuries he suffered during a jailhouse beat down last week.

A photo of Holder's swollen face went viral on social media.

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Eric Holder, the suspect accused of killing Nipsey Hussle, was assaulted in jail and was unable to attend his murder trial on Tuesday.

According to reports, Eric Holder was badly beaten after he left a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.

The extent of Holder's injuries weren't revealed. He was treated for his injuries, but his day in court was canceled on Tuesday.

"Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won't be in session today," Judge H. Clay Jacke announced in court on Tuesday.

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Holder is accused of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle on March 31, 2019 in the South Central Los Angeles shopping center the rap mogul owned.

Bryannita Nicholson, 35, who drove Holder to the shopping center that day, testified last week that she heard gunshots ring out moments after Holder got out of the car.

She said Holder soon returned to the car. "I was like, 'What happened?,'" Nicholson testified. "He said, 'You talk too much. I ought to slap you.' And he was just like, 'Drive! Drive!'" she said.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday but could continue into Thursday. Holder has pleaded not guilty. He faces life in prison if convicted.

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The woman who drove gang member Eric Holder to kill Nipsey Hussle testified during Holder's murder trial at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, June 20.

Bryannita Nicholson, 35, told the jury that when she and Holder pulled into a South L.A. shopping center on March 31, 2019, she was surprised to see Hussle, since she was a fan.

Hussle was standing outside his clothing store The Marathon and the Master Burger restaurant with a group of friends.

"I said, 'Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine,'" Nicholson testified, "I want to take a picture with him.'"

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Nicholson said Holder told her to stop at Hussle's burger joint so he could get food.

She claimed she didn't know Hussle owned the shopping center.

Nicholson said Holder hopped out of the car and walked over to Hussle while Nicholson was looking for parking.

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She said she thought Holder wanted to approach Hussle before she could get to him.

"I just thought he was trying to beat me to go see him before I saw him," Nicholson said.

After parking her car, she joined Holder next to Hussle. She said Holder's voice was raised but she didn't think he sounded aggressive.

"Eric was asking Nipsey, 'Did you tell somebody I snitched?'" Nicholson said.

She waited her turn then took a selfie with Hussle. The photo was shown in court.
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"I was just excited, I was just happy, I just wanted to show my Facebook friends," said Nicholson, who hurried back to the car and posted the picture online.

Holder went into Master Burger for some food. He came out with chili fries, and told her to drive around the block, according to The Associated Press.

As she drove, Holder pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and loaded a magazine into the firearm.

"I was like, 'What are you doing?' You put that away, you ain't going to shoot nothing outside my car," Nicholson testified. She added that he did put the gun away.

Holder ordered her to pull into an alley beside the shopping center where he said he wanted to stop and eat. She said he didn't seem angry or upset.

After eating a few bites, he told Nicholson he would be right back and hopped out of the car.

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Moments later, she said she heard gunshots, and saw an older man running. She considered driving off, but she waited for Holder because he may have been hurt.

Holder soon came into view, "power-walking," she said, and got in her car.

"I was like, 'What happened?,'" Nicholson testified. "He said, 'You talk too much. I ought to slap you.' And he was just like, 'Drive! Drive!'" she said.

Nicholson testified on day four of Holder's murder trial. She resumes her testimony on Tuesday.

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