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Eric Holder Pleads Not Guilty In Killing Of Rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) —  A 29-year-old man was indicted Tuesday in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Eric Ronald Holder Jr. pleaded not guilty to charges of one count each of murder and possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm in the death of Hussle and the wounding of two other men in the March 31 shooting in South Los Angeles.

Holder faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors previously charged him with the same counts, but the indictment means they can skip a preliminary hearing and head to trial.

The 33-year-old Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rapper and father of two, was gunned down outside his clothing store on March 31.

Two other men standing with him were shot but not seriously injured.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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