Eric Holder, the alleged killer of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, has been given an April trial date from the courts.

According to NY Daily News, Judge Robert Perry said he hoped to get the estimated two-week trial "done" by April 14 and even suggested a late March start if necessary.

"Mr. Holder, as you know, this is an important case and a serious case. These cases take time to get ready for trial. You have the right to a speedy trial," Perry said.

"Are you OK that we continue this case, and you come back on March 18, and we do our best to start your trial within 30 days. Are you OK with that?" he asked Holder, who agreed to the proposed timescale.

Back in September 2019, it was reported that Holder, the man accused of murdering rapper, Nipsey Hussle, was reportedly found "near dead" inside his jail cell, according to online sources.

Police believe that Eric, who is facing life in prison, may have attempted suicide. Prosecutors charged Holder with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.