Christopher Darden To Withdraw As Attorney For Nipsey Hussle’s Killer; How Public Pressure Played a Part
Christopher Darden, the well-known attorney who played a major role in the O.J. Simpson trial, has withdrawn as the attorney for Eric Holder, the man accused of killing rapper Nipsey Hussle.
TMZ reports that Darden made the decision to withdraw from the case after receiving death threats to himself and his children along with other hateful messages that brought back past memories of working on the Simpson trial.
Darden says he’s filed a motion to withdraw as Eric Holder‘s defense attorney. Holder happens to have a hearing scheduled for Friday in L.A. Superior Court, and Darden says it’s the last time he will appear in court on the case.
“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.”
Darden hinted he might reveal more in the future about exactly why he’s bailing on Holder — aka “Shitty Cuz” — but made it clear to his haters that he won’t forget … “To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F**K YOU!”
“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.”