Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, who is accused of killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle, appears for arraignment with his Attorney Christopher Darden (R) on April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy-nominated artist, Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down in broad daylight in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017 on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence. (Francine Orr-Pool/Getty Images)
Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, who is accused of killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle, appears for arraignment with his Attorney Christopher Darden (R) on April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy-nominated artist, Nipsey Hussle, was gunned down in broad daylight in front of The Marathon Clothing store he founded in 2017 on the day he was scheduled to meet with Los Angeles Police Department brass to discuss ways of stopping gang violence. (Francine Orr-Pool/Getty Images)

Christopher Darden, who famously prosecuted the O.J. Simpson murder case in 1995, is now defending the man charged with the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Darden entered a not-guilty plea Thursday on behalf of Eric Ronald Holder Jr., 29, who also faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The judge set bail at $5 million. Darden did not oppose the bail amount, but unsuccessfully attempted to bar cameras from the courtroom during the hearing.

Darden declined to comment following the hearing, according to The Washington Post.

Hussle, 33, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot to death Sunday outside his Los Angeles clothing store.

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