Attorney For Nipsey Hussle's Alleged Killer Quits
By Peyton Blakemore
May 10, 2019
The infamous lawyer is no longer representing Eric Holder, the 29-year-old suspect accused of killing Nipsey Hussle. According to TMZ, he filed a motion to withdraw as Eric's defense attorney and appeared as his attorney for the last time at a Friday (May 10) hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Attorney Darden said he's received a number death threats since taking Holder's case, telling TMZ, "It's the same 'ol thing like in 1995 except this time folks are upset saying I shouldn't represent a probable, mentally ill African American man who's charged with murder. I've received threats, my family, my children have been harassed and threatened and it' really outrageous and I'm really kind of sick of it."
"I don't know when people are going to realize that I'm already battle-tested," he continued. "I don't play that. I doesn't interfere with what I do. I continue to practice law and represent clients to the best of my ability, but you have these people that are saying these things and are really creating security issues for me and my family. Nobody can bully me [...] I'm a lawyer sworn to uphold the constitution that's what I do everyday and included in the constitution is the 6th amendment — the right of every man charged with a crime the counsel of his choice."
He concluded his interview saying he wished people turned their attention to gun violence instead of intimidating him.
Darden added in a statement: "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 [...] To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F**K YOU!"
Eric is accused of murdering Nipsey outside his Marathon clothing store on March 31. The 29-year-old murder suspect was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He entered a not guilty plea last month.
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