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Eric Holder Pleads Not Guilty to Murder of Nipsey Hussle

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The man charged with killing Nipsey Hussle is being held on $5 million bail after pleading not guilty to one charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

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In a strange twist, suspect Eric Holder is being represented by Christopher Darden, who’s best known as O.J. Simpson’s former prosecutor. Darden entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf and did not dispute the bail amount.

Authorities allege that Holder, who knew Hussle, had several conversations with the rapper throughout Sunday; the reports state that Holder returned with a handgun and fatally shot Hussle outside his clothing store in South Los Angeles.

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According to the Guardian, Holder pleaded no contest to possession of a loaded firearm in 2012 and was subsequently sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation. In addition to the murder charges, Holder also faces a count of felony gun possession. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

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GlanceAskance

Dude’s name is Eric Holder? Seriously?

I mean, it is what it is — his name is his name. But I spent a good couple seconds thinking this was some kind of hot take about how Former AG Eric Holder was somehow involved in all this via his role in the Obama DOJ (don’t ask me how - the news is weird).

I mean, can you IMAGINE the shitstorm if some nobody who also happened to be named Jeff Sessions was involved in a high profile crime, and every headline read “Jeff Sessions Pleads Not Guilty To Whatever Horrendous Crime.” And there was no reference to the fact that it wasn’t that Jeff Sessions but someone who coincidentally had the same name? His supporters would be squawking to high heaven.  And rightly so.

TL/DR: A little “No relation to the former Attorney General” would have been nice.