August 13, 2022

Nipsey Hussle: A jury finds the man guilty of the hip-hop artist's murder

Nipsey Hussle: A jury finds the man guilty of the hip-hop artist’s murder

favorite actress, born Ermias Joseph Ashghdom, was fatally shot on March 31, 2019 near a Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles. He was 33 years old.

Holder, who knew Hussle, was approached by him over allegations that he called him a snitch, prosecutors said.

“We told you that Mr. Holder Jr. shot Mr. Ashgodom,” defense attorney Aaron Jansen said during closing arguments last week, asking jurors to consider lower charges. “We told you it was a premeditated murder and that he acted with great passion. And we told you what the heat of passion on which he acted consisted of – that it consisted of being publicly called a snitch by a famous person like Nipsey Hussle and we believe that’s what the evidence has shown.”

But Attorney General John McKinney argued that Holder was not consumed with anger that day.

“We have a step-by-step plan that was carried out in a methodical way to get back into that parking lot and kill. It wasn’t done in the heat of passion, in fact, it was done after 10 minutes of conversation, in fact it was done after he shook Nipsey Hussle’s hand,” he said.

After the verdict was pronounced, Hussle’s friend Hermann “Cowboy” Douglas said the late artist had never called Holder and still wanted answers as to why his friend was shot.

“This was meaningless, why?” asked, rhetorically.

Douglas said the conversation between Hussell and Holder “never heated up” on that fateful day.

Douglas, who testified during the trial, said, “I’m just sad, I miss my boyfriend. He’s supposed to be here, he’s supposed to stay here. He was the underdog who made it.”

“I don’t wish people to die,” he said of Holder. “Give us some conclusion, let’s find out why.”

A father of two, a Grammy Award winner and successful entrepreneur, Hussle was the founder of the record label All Money In, which debuted with the release of “The Marathon,” the rapper’s fifth official tape. His 2013 release “Crenshaw” sold more than 1,000 bars each for $100, according to him. Click on Atlantic Records Personal Biography.
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Hussle has collaborated with dozens of artists during his career, including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, YG, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill, and Young Thug.

Holder is due to be sentenced in September. CNN has reached out to his attorney for comment.