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Nipsey Hussle was reportedly executed in a hail of bullets that severed his spine.
A Los Angeles court was also told at the beginning of the rapper’s murder after learning that the gun attack pierced his lungs three times and punctured his liver.
Deputy District Attorney John McKinney revealed the graphic details to a jury of nine women and three men in his opening statement at the trial of upcoming 32-year-old rapper Eric Holder – accused of using two guns to kill Hussle, 33, at least 10 to shoot. time in March 2019.
The deputy prosecutor said on Wednesday, “It was a devastating attack… a very personal attack.”
McKinney called the musician’s murder “premeditated and intentional” murder, adding that Hussle was “shot from the bottom of his feet to the top of his head”.
He said the attack was launched after the rapper accused fellow gang member Holder of being a “snitch”.
Just before shooting, he added that Holder told Hussle, “You’re done,” and when the first shot hit him, the Grammy-winning rapper is said to have yelled, “You got me.”
Holder grew up in a difficult area of southern Los Angeles, where he and Hussle were recruited by the Rollin’ 60s gang, known as the Neighborhood Crips.
He is charged with one count of murder, two of attempted murder, two of assault with a firearm and one of possession of a firearm by a felon, and has pleaded not guilty.
His attempted murder and assault with a firearm stems from the fact that Holder also allegedly shot friends of Hussle, 56-year-old Kerry Latham and Sharmi Villnueva, 44, during the fatal attack on the rapper.
At a criminal court in downtown LA, the heavily tattooed Holder sat next to his defense team in a dark suit, open white shirt and white sneakers.
Hussle — whose name was often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le — rose to fame in 2005 with the success of mixtapes that captured the attention of Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake, and a slew of artists who paid tribute to the two-time Grammy-winning rapper. are dead.
The father of two – real name Ermias Asghedom – is survived by daughter Emani, 13, and son Kross, five, from his relationships with Tanisha Foster, 35, and 37-year-old Lauren London, respectively.
Holder would be known locally by his nickname S***** Cuz.
In his opening statement, Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen admitted that his client shot Hussle and told jury and Judge H Clay Jacke, “Eric Holder shot and killed Nipsey Hussle.”
But he said it was a crime committed “in the heat of passion.”