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Chris Darden Resigns as Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer's Lawyer after Threats

Manuela Cardiga
May 14, 2019
04:22 A.M.

The defense attorney for Eric Holder, the man who’s accused of murdering iconic rapper Nipsey Hussle, has been receiving death threats.

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Defense attorney Christopher Darden has announced that he has filed a motion to resign as counsel of Eric Holder.

Holder is the man accused of murdering iconic rapper Nipsey Hussle on March 31, 2019.

CHRISTOPHER DARDEN THREATENED

Darden has revealed that he has been the target of several death threats since he announced that he would be defending Holder.

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Darden is no stranger to being in the limelight in controversial cases, since he was one of the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson double murder trial in 1995.

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ANGER OVER NIPSEY'S DEATH SPILLS OVER

The anger and the hurt of the fans of Nipsey Hussle have made the case particularly difficult to handle, and Holder has been segregated from the prison population due to the threats to his life.

Now the threats have been leveled at Darden and his family.

Since Darden has withdrawn as counsel, Holder has been assigned a public defender.

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CHRISTOPHER DARDEN RESPONDED

Darden has revealed that he will no longer be Holder's lawyer because the threats had been targeting his wife and children. He responded to the threats with a post on Facebook.

THREATS DAMAGE THE LEGAL SYSTEM

Darden points out that the American legal system requires that the accused have legal counsel so that justice may be served.

“After centuries of a history of black men hung from trees without trial, or after the thousands of cases of black men tried, convicted and executed without counsel; why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice. Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too,” Darden wrote.

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Darden responded with strong words towards the anonymous strangers who threatened his children over his decision to defend Holder:

“To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F__K YOU!” he wrote.

Who Eric Holder's new attorney will be, has yet to be announced.

ERIC HOLDER TO ANSWER FOR NIPSEY'S MURDER

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On March 31, 2019, Nipsey Hussle was standing outside his clothing store in Los Angeles with two other men when Eric Holder walked up to them and shot at them several times and then fled in a getaway car.

Holder was arrested on April 2, and charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $5 million. Since Darden has withdrawn as counsel, Holder has been assigned a public defender.

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