Nipsey Hussle’s ongoing murder trial was delayed on Tuesday (June 28) due to the suspect being physically assaulted in jail, sources told Rolling Stone.
Sources told the outlet that Eric Holder, the suspect that is on trial for the 2019 murder of Nipsey Hussle, was physically assaulted in jail after Monday’s (June 27) hearing and was unable to show up to the trial on Tuesday. The incident came after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jackie was working with lawyers to set the jury’s instructions as closing arguments are set for Wednesday.
Rolling Stone reports that it is not clear what exactly happened but a source told the outlet that Holder was treated for more than a black eye and needed additional medical attention.
“Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won’t be in session today,” Judge Clay Jackie said, adding that jurors should plan to return on Wednesday (June 29) unless noted otherwise.
Holder faces one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, Holder could face life in prison.