Christopher Darden, the lawyer who was representing Eric Holder, the alleged killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle has filed a motion to withdraw from the case, citing death threats as the reason.
Darden rose to fame after he worked hard to prosecute O.J. Simpson during his 1994-95 murder trial and later became a high-profile defense attorney.
"You guys have been awfully good to me and my family. Thank you. I am on my way to appear for the last time in People v. Holder. I filed a Motion to Withdraw from the case," Darden wrote in a lengthy post on Facebook.
"After centuries of a history of black men hung from trees without trial, or after the thousands of cases of black men tried, convicted and executed without counsel; after Gideon v. Wainwright & Powell v. Alabama, I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice. Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too," he continues.
He also adds, "To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. FUCK YOU! As for me, I continue to thrive. I continue to be loved. I continue to walk with kings."
Holder will now be represented by an attorney in the public defender’s office. Another preliminary hearing was set for Jun. 12.