A grand jury indicted a suspect in the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. According to prosecutors, the suspect shot the rapper to death and wounded two other people. The shooting took place outside of Hussle’s clothing store. Nipsey Hussle was the name used by the Grammy-nominated artist. His legal name was Ermias Asghedom.
The suspect now faces one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and two counts of assault with a firearm. He also faces one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Following the unsealing of the indictment, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges. The grand jury examination means that prosecutors can proceed directly to trial. Alternately, the man would have faced a preliminary hearing on the evidence. Prosecutors initially charged the suspect on April 4, 2019.
The suspect allegedly shot Hussle in South Los Angeles outside of The Marathon Clothing Store on March 31. Investigators believe the shooting resulted from a dispute between the two men. Two other men who were with Hussle at the time of the shooting, received non-serious injuries. Authorities arrested the man two days later in Bellflower. He remains jailed in lieu of a bond of more than $6.5M.
Los Angeles murder attorney
First-degree homicide is the most serious charge you can face under California law. When you face these charges, hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes homicide defense cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Even though California Governor Gavin Newsome has placed a moratorium on executions, there is no suspension of the death penalty in California. Judges and juries can still sentence prisoners to death.
That’s why you need an experienced, aggressive defense attorney by your side in court. An experienced attorney will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Your attorney can also work to get damaging evidence against you suppressed. Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to defend yourself.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County murder case.
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