When we look at famous people who act or are in bands or sing or rap we sometimes forget that they are just like us.
Many famous people have felt pain throughout their careers. Some have had to deal with sickness or disease, some have had to deal with the pain of losing a loved one or the pain of divorce, and some have had to deal with the pain of violence or the aftermath of an attack, and that’s what the family of rapper Nipsey Hussle is going through right now.
Nipsey was born on August 15, 1985, in Los Angeles. His birth name was Airmiess Joseph Asghedom, and in 2002 he received his name ‘Nipsey Hussle’ when he took part in the ‘BV Boys Sampler, Beats & Babes Vol. 1 DVD’ and ‘Shades of Butter Vol. 1 DVD’. From there, his profile continued to grow as he aged and he became well known as Nipsey Hussle.
The person charged in the deadly shooting of Nipsey Hussle was Eric Holder. Holder was viewed as at fault for the first-degree murder on Wednesday. The jury pondered for around six hours prior to arriving at this decision.
Holder, 32, had likewise been accused of two counts of attempted first-degree murder when two other people were hit by his gunfire, however, the jury found him to be guilty of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter instead.
Nipsey was lethally shot behind his Los Angeles clothing store. He was only 33 years old. It was at this point that the trial started – just last month – and prosecutors said Holder’s assault was determined and planned. Agent District Attorney John McKinney said there was “no question” Holder realized he’d kill Hussle, adding that Holder shot Hussle somewhere multiple times and kicked him in the head prior to taking off.
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Nipsey, known for his rap music, had also done a bit of acting. He had various roles in movies such as ‘I Tried’ and ‘Caged Animal’. Additionally, he claimed to be a crip gang member, and while he was marking signatures for fans on March 31, 2019, outside a dress store he claimed in the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up, that’s when Holder drew closer and closer.
Holder withdrew after a short discussion but returned a few moments later after their talk and shot Hussle multiple times. Authorities caught up to Holder and arrested him two days later, after the woman who was serving as his getaway driver turned herself in and identified Holder as the gunman who shot and took Nipsey’s life.
Holder has been locked up awaiting trial, and last week he even had “multiple individuals” try and attack him while he was being held in a jail cell. He will most likely end up spending the rest of his life in prison. There are many angry with his actions, but most of all I’m sure the family is devastated. Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen said that Holder didn’t mean to shoot the other two bystanders and said the outcome was the result of “heated passion.”