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Eric Holder convicted of the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle

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Grammy Award-nominated Deadly Shooting Nipsey Hussle, a man accused in Japan, was convicted Wednesday. The jury deliberated for about 6 hours before reaching the verdict.

Holder, 32, was charged with one murder in connection with Hustle's death. He was also charged with two attempted murders after two bystanders were shot, according to the Associated Press. 

Ermias Asghedom-born Hustle was shot deadly outside a clothing store in Los Angeles in March 2019 83}  . He was 33 years old. ..

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Defendant Eric Holder said in a statement at the beginning of a murder trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Listen inside. Frederick M. Brown / AP

When the trial began last month, the prosecutor was100}  Holder attacks have been calculated and planned. According to AP, Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said he knew that Holder would kill Hustle, adding that he had shot Hustle at least 10 times and kicked his head to escape. rice field.  

McKinney said there was a dispute between the pair — Hustle heard that the holder was a whistleblower and told the AP. A report saying "I want to get rid of it." The district attorney's deputy said he had a "cool conversation" with Holder before the attack with two of Hustle's friends, and said he wasn't safe when Hustle visited his store.

However, the prosecutor had a hard time witnessing to the witnesses. According to AP, one police officer attributed their reluctance to fear that would be considered a whistleblower.

Meanwhile, Holder's lawyer Aaron Janssen told the jury that Hustle's murder was not planned and that Holder did not intend to shoot the two bystanders. AP reported that he fixed the attack on "enthusiastic passion". 

Last week,owners were attacked by "multiple individuals"while in their cell, Janssen told CBS News. According to Janssen, he was amputated with a razor and taken to the hospital where he received an MRI and stapler behind his head.

Victoria Albert contributed to the report.

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Sophie Reardon is a news editor on CBS News.

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