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Trial Date Set For Eric Holder, Man Charged With Killing Rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Jan. 5 trial date has been set for a man charged with killing Nipsey Hussle outside of his Hyde Park clothing store in 2019.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer Eric Holder Makes First Court Appearance
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, who is accused of killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle, appears for arraignment with his Attorney Christopher Darden (R) on April 4, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy-nominated artist, Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down in broad daylight in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017 on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence. (Photo by Patrick Fallon-Pool/Getty Images)

Eric Holder Jr., now 31, was arrested on murder charges in the shootings. He was indicted in May 2019 on 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.

Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down on March 31, 2019, at the age of 33 outside of The Marathon Clothing, a store he owned in South Los Angeles at Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.

Two other men were wounded in the shooting.

Holder was arrested on April 2, 2019, and has remained in jail since then.

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