According to the outlet, Judge Robert J. Perry sided with the prosecution after Eric Holder's defense attorney asked to dismiss two of his six charges — the two charges related to the two other victims in the case that the suspect allegedly shot — on the grounds that the "kill zone theory" did not apply. “I’m unwilling to do that,” Judge Perry said in court.
The prosecution reportedly believes that Eric is, in fact, guilty of attempted murder because of that same “kill zone theory,” meaning "he targeted one victim, but due to his mode of attack (two firearms in this case)," he intended to kill everyone in a particular zone, especially since his initial target was not moving, TSR reports.
Eric is accused of murdering Nipsey outside his Marathon clothing store on March 31. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of assault with a firearm. Eric entered a not guilty plea in April.
His trial will reportedly begin in February. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
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