Eric Holder, the alleged killer of late rapper Nipsey Hussle has been officially indicted on murder charges.
According to USA Today, Holder was indicted on one count of murder, two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Holder has pleaded not guilty to all charges Tuesday and is due back in court for a pretrial hearing in June. His bail has been set at $6.53 million.
Holder is accused of shooting and killing Hussle in front of his clothing store, The Marathon, on Mar. 31. He was being represented by OJ. Simpson trial prosecutor, Christopher Darden, but Darden was forced to step away from the case recently after receiving death threats to both him and his family.
“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 ... I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice,” he wrote. “Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too," he wrote earlier this month.
He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted on all charges.