According to XXL, Nipsey Hussle’s alleged murderer, Eric Holder, is attempting to get two of the six charges against him dismissed in his court case.
He is currently facing one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felony possession of a firearm. On Sept. 24, Holder’s defense attorney reportedly filed a motion to dismiss the two attempted murder counts against him.
Documents obtained by XXL read, “On September 24, 2019, Holder filed a motion to dismiss counts two and four of the indictment pursuant to PC §995.”
However, the prosecution has already motioned to have Holder’s motion dismissed, citing his accordance to the Kill Zone Theory. Holder meets the six factors of the theory, which include the primary target, a type of weapon used in the criminal act, the distance between the shooter and the target, the proximity of other victims to the target, whether victims are in an enclosed area and whether the target was moving during the attack.
Holder previously plead not guilty to the charges and was originally represented by Christopher Darden, who served as a member of the prosecution team during the 1995 O.J. Simpson trial. However, he removed himself from the case on May 10, after allegedly receiving death threats.
TMZ reported that since his arrest in April, Holder has been kept in solitary confinement, as police feared for his life.
Nipsey was shot and killed on March 31 outside of his The Marathon Clothing in Los Angeles, CA. Last month, the Los Angeles Times reported that Nipsey’s family decided to carry out his legacy through the newly launched Neighborhood Nip Foundation. The effort will further serve Nipsey’s community by creating opportunities for young artists.
If convicted, Holder faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. He is currently being held on a $6.5 million bond.