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Eric Holder found guilty of first-degree murder in killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle


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Eric Holder has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm. He was found not guilty of attempted murder against Kerry Lathan, who was wounded in the 2019 shooting attack.

The reading of the verdict took place Wednesday at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.

Holder faces up to life in prison. He had pleaded not guilty.

Hussle, the Grammy-winning rapper whose birth name was Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down in March 2019 outside of his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

Hussle was standing in a parking lot when Holder allegedly approached and shot him multiple times, police said. Hussle was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other people were wounded.

The coroner determined the rapper died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, ruling the manner of death a homicide.

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