Eric Holder, the man accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle, was unable to attend his murder trial Tuesday after he was reportedly assaulted while in custody. According to reports, the 32-year-old was physically beaten after leaving a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.
It is currently unknown who committed the assault and where it occurred. The nature of Holder's injuries also wasn't disclosed but he did receive medical treatment and is said to have "suffered more than a black eye."
"Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won’t be in session today," Judge H. Clay Jacke announced to the courtroom on Tuesday.
Holder's lawyer, Aaron Jansen, also admitted that Tuesday's cancellation was due to a "medical" issue that wasn't COVID-related.
Eric Holder is accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle outside of his Marathon clothing store, in 2019, and is also charged with first-degree attempted murder of two other men who were allegedly hit during the shooting. He has pleaded not guilty to his charges and faces life in prison if convicted.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday but could continue into Thursday.
Source: Rolling Stone