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Eric Holder’s Attorney Christopher Darden Quits From Nipsey Hussle Murder Case

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Eric Holder’s Attorney Christopher Darden Quits From Nipsey Hussle Murder Case

Eric Holder’s Attorney Christopher Darden Quits From Nipsey Hussle Murder Case

After being bombarded with hateful comments and death threats, the attorney representing Nipsey Hussle’s killer, Eric Holder, has decided to step down from the case.

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According to TMZ, Christopher Darden filed a motion to withdraw as Eric Holder’s defense attorney. Darden, who prosecuted O.J. Simpson in his double murder trial, says the death threats he and his family received were just too much for him to handle and it reminded him of the O.J. case. He said,

“Just as they were in 1995-Cowards never change. These days these cowards don’t send letters instead they sit anonymously behind keyboards threatening a man’s mother and children.” He added, “To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F**K YOU!” TMZ quotes.

Now, Eric Holder has a hearing scheduled for Friday in L.A. Superior Court and Darden says it will be the last time he will appear in court on the case. 

As we previously reported, Darnen had previous stood by his decision to represent Holder even after receiving major backlash. But, now that it’s falling down on his family, he believes it’s the right decision to remove himself entirely from the case where it’s safe. However, he wants to make it very clear that under the Constitution, everyone deserves a defense in court.

“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 … I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice.”

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