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Woman who drove suspect in Nipsey Hussle murder testifies

Written by on June 21, 2022

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The woman known as the getaway driver for Eric Holder Jr. — the suspect in Nipsey Hussle‘s murder that happened in Los Angeles three years ago — testified in court Monday. According to Rolling StoneBryannita Nicholson, 35, took the witness stand and testified that she unwittingly drove Holder away from the scene after Hussle was gunned down outside of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019.  

Nicholson recalled meeting Holder while working as Lyft driver and described their relationship as casual dating, according to the report. She said the day of Hussle’s death she was directed to the clothing store, where Hussle and Holder had a conversation about “snitching.” 

“Did you say I snitched?” Holder asked Hussle, according to her testimony.

“It didn’t sound like he was mad,” Nicholson said, describing Holder’s tone at the time as “loud” but not “aggressive.”

The home health care aide detailed the moments up to and after she heard gunshots. She said Holder started loading a gun while in the car. A short time later, he jumped out and told her not to leave without him. According to Rolling Stone, Nicholson testified she heard multiple gunshots before Holder returned to the car and told her to drive with a “stern” voice.

Nicholson said she drove Holder to Long Beach and that she didn’t learn of Hussle’s killing until later that night. 

The murder trial for the slain rapper, born Ermias Asghedom, began last Wednesday with the jury hearing opening statements. Holder was indicted on one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

If convicted as charged, Holder faces up to life in prison. 

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