The man on trial for the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle was absent from court Tuesday after being beaten in prison, a report said.
Jansen said Holder, who needed medical treatment for his injuries, had a cut to the back of his head with a razor blade.
“His face is puffy and his eyes are puffy,” Jansen told the magazine.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Clay Jack told jurors on Tuesday that today’s hearing was called off due to “unforeseen circumstances,” and asked them to return on Wednesday unless they heard otherwise.
Defense attorney Aaron Jansen told the magazine outside the courtroom that the delay was related to “medicine,” but it was not due to COVID-19.
It is not clear exactly where the accused killer was attacked. Rolling Stone reported that Holder was ordered to be held separately from his other teammates while he was being transferred.
Holder’s murder trial It started earlier this monthmore than three years after Hussle — whose real name is Jeremias Joseph Ashghdom — outside his Los Angeles Marathon clothing store, in May 2019.
He allegedly walked toward Hassell, 33, while talking to a group of men and opened fire with an automatic pistol, wounding him 11 times and wounding two other people. The video clip shows Holder kicking Hussle’s head while he’s on the floor bleeding.
Jansen admitted in his opening remarks that his client had shot Hussle, 33, but denied that it was premeditated.
“This is a hot issue of emotion,” Jansen told jurors. He said that Hassell had “charged Mr. Holder of being a snitch”.
Both men grew up in the same neighborhood and were affiliated with the same street gang – Rollin’s 60s Cribs neighborhood in South Los Angeles.
Ten minutes before the shooting, Hussell and Holder had a short conversation involving the rapper Beware of a rumor Citing that he was cooperating with law enforcement and giving up names, Husley’s close friend Herman Douglas testified.
Holder didn’t seem alarmed when Hussle told him his concerns, he said.
Ex Gal Holder Brianita Nicholson witnessed last week They drove the holder to a restaurant in the same shopping complex as the Hussle store.
Nicholson said she heard Holder say to Hussle loudly, “Did I say I rumored” before turning away from the rapper and two other men. After Hussle and Holder spoke, Holder got back into the car and asked Nicholson to drive around the block twice.
She said that after passing the store again, he began to load his rifle inside the car. He told her to stand in an alley, ate a couple of chili cheese fries and walked into the store.
Moments later, Nicholson said she heard gunshots and discussed fleeing, but was worried that Holder was hurt. He got back into the car and yelled at her to get out of the alley and saw him put two guns in a bag.
Nicholson, who had an intimate relationship with Holder but had only known him for a month, said she didn’t realize Holder might be involved in the shooting until after he spent the night and saw news reports of Hussell’s death.
A holder faces the possibility of life imprisonment if convicted.
Rolling Stone reported that upon appeal to the court, Holder’s defense is expected to call two witnesses to the podium and take less than a day before closing arguments.
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