Eric Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle.

After a month-long trial, the jury deliberated for six hours before reaching its verdict.

Nipsey (born Ermias Asghedom) was fatally shot by Holder outside of his Marathon clothing store on March 31, 2019.

He was 33. 

Eric Holder was charged with first-degree murder in connection to Nipsey’s death and he was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder because two bystanders were struck by gunfire.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney argued that Holder’s attack on Nipsey Hussle was calculated and premeditated and there was “no doubt” he knew he was going to kill Nipsey.

McKinney added that Holder shot Nipsey at least 10 times and kicked him in the head before running away from the scene.

The deputy district attorney said there was a dispute between the two men because Nipsey Hussle had heard Eric Holder was a snitch and wanted to have a conversation with him to “clear that up.” 

They had a “cool conversation” prior to the attack. 

Holder’s attorney, Aaron Jansen, argued that Eric didn’t plan to murder Nipsey – he simply acted on “heated passion” after their conversation. 

Last week, Holder missed his court appearance because he was attacked by “multiple individuals” in a jail holding cell. 

He was reportedly cut with a razor and taken to the hospital, where he received an MRI and staples in the back of his head.

Following the attack on Eric Holder, Chyna Hussle, the mother of Nipsey’s daughter, Emani, took to Instagram writing: 

I’m turning up when he takes his last breath.

See her original post below. 

The jury delivered the correct verdict in this case.

Eric Holder now faces life in prison, but under California’s “elder parole” law he will eventually be eligible for parole.

My thoughts and prayers are with Nipsey Hussle’s family.

Source: CBS News