Los Angeles, CA – Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer Eric Holder pleaded not guilty to all six charges brought against him in a Los Angeles courthouse last month.
During court proceedings, Holder’s defense attorney motioned to have the two attempted murder charges dropped. According to The Shade Room, a judge denied that motion on Thursday morning (November 14).
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRExclusive: A judge has denied a motion by Eric Holder, the man accused of killing #NipseyHussle, to dismiss related attempted murder charges in the case. ___ It happened this morning at a Los Angeles courthouse where Holder’s lawyers argued the “kill zone theory” did not apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims Holder allegedly shot and asked to dismiss those two charges in the case. ___ Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution on this one. “I’m unwilling to do that,” Perry said. The prosecution believes that Holder is in fact guilty of attempted murder because of that same “kill zone theory,” meaning he targeted one victim, but due to his mode of attack (two firearms in this case), he had intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving. ___ Following today’s hearing, Holder’s case will now move forward to trial in February. This story is developing.
Holder’s lawyers argued the “Kill Zone Theory” didn’t apply to the attempted murder charges related to the two other victims who were shot on March 31, the day the incident occurred. The defense wanted those charges dismissed.
But Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution and stated, “I’m unwilling to do that.”
The prosecution said Holder is guilty of attempted murder because of that same “Kill Zone Theory.” They say he may have only targeted one victim but due to his mode of attack — two firearms in this case — he had “intent to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially given that his initial target was not moving.”
Nip was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31. Kerry Lathan, 56, and another man were shot in the melee.
Holder’s trial is expected to begin in February 2020.