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Eric Holder Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Killing of Nipsey Hussle

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The man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle has been found guilty.

A jury reached a verdict on Wednesday (July 6) in the trial of Eric Holder Jr., who was accused of fatally shooting the 33-year-old rapper outside his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles more than three years ago.

The panel deliberated for nearly five hours on Friday followed by just over half an hour on Wednesday before finding Holder guilty of first-degree murder.

During the murder trial, which lasted over two weeks, prosecutors said that Holder had a conversation with Hussle and became angered over accusations he was a snitch. He returned to the store with two handguns and opened fire repeatedly in the parking lot outside the store. He then walked over to Nipsey’s bullet-riddled body and kicked him in the head.

Videos and photos shown during the trial showed Holder fleeing the scene while holding a semiautomatic revolver. Hussle was shot at least 10 times.

Holder was arrested and charged with one count of first degree-murder, along with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for two others who were injured in the shooting. He pleaded not guilty and was held in solitary confinement.

Holder and Hussle were both members of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John McKinney.

He faces life in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.