Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Killer Suggested By Legal professional Not To Seem In Court docket Over Concern Of His ‘Portrayal’ To The Public (Unique)
TSR Exclusive: As we inch closer to a trial for Eric Holder, the man accused of fatally shooting the late Nipsey Hussle, there are a few things both the state and Holder’s team have to work through. The Shade Room was in court today for Eric Holder’s hearing, where he declined to appear at his attorney’s suggestion over concern of how he would appear to the public. It appeared that the issue was because he was placed in waist shackles and didn’t want to appear on camera wearing them, though both parties declined to comment on the matter.
However, Eric Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen did speak with us about why his client did come to court but did not appear. “I appeared for him on his behalf,” Jansen said. “I want to make sure when he’s displayed in front of the public, he’s portrayed in a dignified manner.”
Jansen says that Holder is in good spirits these days, but the lockdown has been tough on his mental health, which he has apparently struggled with in the past.
Holder is only let out of his cell a few hours a week and is not allowed to be around other inmates, Jansen added for context.
Holder enjoys playing basketball, but since he can’t shoot hoops with anyone else, Jansen said he plans to send him some books to help keep his mind sharp while in there. A few of the books on the list include ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ and Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son.’
Honorable Judge Clay Jacke set Holder’s next court date for September. We previously reported that Holder’s case is expected to go to trial by the end of this year.
There were expected delays in the case with a new judge and new defense attorney, but Jansen assures us that Holder’s first attorney did a lot of the groundwork, so he won’t have to hold on too much longer.
It’s been a little more than two years since Nipsey Hussle was tragically gunned down in Los Angeles. The rap legend and community giant was fatally shot on March 31, 2019.
Eric Holder is accused of killing Nipsey and wounding two others in the shooting, which took place outside of Nipsey’s Marathon Clothing store.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates in Eric Holder’s case.
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