Prosecutor In O.J. Simpson Case To Defend Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer In Murder Trial
Eric Holder has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting the rapper.
April 05, 2019 at 1:53 pm
The man accused of gunning down famed rapper and philanthropist Nipsey Hussle has called on a prosecutor from another famous murder trial to serve as his defense lawyer, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Attorney Chris Darden gained notoriety when he served as one of the prosecutors in the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The former NFL running back was accused of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman in 1994. The case received national attention, and Simpson was ultimately found not guilty on all counts.
Per The Times, Darden has worked mostly defense in murder trials since the Simpson case. He tried unsuccessfully to limit media attention surrounding his newly appointed client in the wake of the investigation, but prosecutor John McKinney vetoed that proposal.
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News of the representation sent shock waves throughout social media:
— Tony Booker (@tonybooker_esq) April 4, 2019
Chris Darden is still out here making terrible decisions almost 30 years later that’s wild.
— Sylvia (@SylviaObell) April 5, 2019
Wakes from nap, picks up phone, goes to twitter and sees "Chris Darden" is representing "Eric Holder" Reaches for glasses, looks again… realize I must be still dreaming, goes back to bed! #ChrisDarden
— Super Phat Girl (@blesjuel2) April 5, 2019
Chris Darden really has the black ass audacity to defend a man who killed our hero.
— Kris. (@RiceKrissyTreat) April 5, 2019
Wait. HOLLUP. Chris Darden, the man who prosecuted O.J. is representing Eric Holder, the man charged with killing Nipsey Hussle.
I know everyone deserves a lawyer, but COME ON. pic.twitter.com/xSdM7PblTA
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) April 4, 2019
Chris Darden as the kids say is "clout chasing". He knows this is a high profile case so he wants the media attention. Representing a man who murdered a community leader and businessman is such a slimy way to get a headline.
— Greent_1908 (@Greent_1908) April 4, 2019
Holder, 29, entered a not guilty plea on Thursday, according to a previous Blavity report. The aspiring rapper is being charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Should he be found guilty, Holder will face life in prison.
The suspect murdered the Victory Lap artist Sunday afternoon outside of his clothing shop in southern Los Angeles. Two other people were injured in the shooting, but they are expected to survive.
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