'Wrong Eric Holder': Former AG trends after Nipsey Hussle's killer is found GUILTY
Eric Holder got convicted and was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of the rapper Nipsey Hussle
The killer of Nipsey Hussle, Eric Holder got convicted on Wednesday, July 6, and was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting of the rapper at the rapper's Crenshaw District store called ‘The Marathon.’ The Los Angeles County jury also found the 32-year-old guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter instead of two attempted murder counts as prosecutors had sought for two other men who were hit by gunfire at the scene. Post the news broke out of his conviction, netizens took to Twitter to share their joy but ended up thinking he is related to former Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. One wrote, "The former United States Attorney General's son?"
Many, later, cleared the confusion of the name game and said, "Whoa. Man. I was wondering how the hell we missed that! Wrong Eric Holder!!" Ernest Owens, editor of Philadelphia Magazine's bygone LGBTQ news vertical G Philly, too clarified, "FYI: Eric R Holder Jr is not related to former Attorney General Eric Holder. Thought I should just put that out there."
The former United States Attorney General's son?— ExposeTheNWO (@CFVertigo76) July 6, 2022
FYI: Eric R. Holder Jr. is not related to former Attorney General Eric Holder.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) July 6, 2022
Thought I should just put that out there.
Whoa. Man. I was wondering how the hell we missed that! Wrong Eric Holder!!— Deborah Doty (@Deeboree) July 6, 2022
What's with the namesake?
Eric Himpton Holder Jr is the former US attorney general, who got mistaken for being the father of Eric R Holder Jr, who would be sentenced on September 15 and could face a prison term that would amount to life in jail. People started pointing out why this confusion may have arisen. On said, "It's like they added the "Jr" just so everyone thinks there's a relation to the former AG @CBSLA intern getting that click bonus."
It's like they added the "Jr" just so everyone thinks there's a relation to the former AG@CBSLA intern getting that click bonus— ₿lock ₿rain (@BlockBrain4u) July 6, 2022
The trial for justice
As reported by CBS News, when the trial began last month in June, prosecutors said Holder's attack was calculated and planned in advance. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said there was "no doubt" Holder knew he'd kill Hussle, adding that Holder shot Hussle at least 10 times and kicked him in the head before running away. To which, Holder's attorney Aaron Jansen told the jury, as reported by AP, that Hussle's murder wasn't planned, and said Holder didn't mean to shoot the two bystanders. He pinned the attack on "heated passion."
On July 6, jurors deliberated for about six hours over two days before reaching the verdict, which went on for more than three years and a trial that was delayed because of the pandemic. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said, "Holder had a conversation with Hussle and two others at The Marathon in South Los Angeles, but Holder had been angered over accusations he was a snitch." Holder and Hussle, who grew up together, were members of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips gang, McKinney said. The videos and photos presented at the trial showed Holder running away while holding a semiautomatic revolver by which he shot Hussle multiple times.
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