Chris Darden Steps Down as Lawyer for Nipsey Hussle's Killer


Christopher Darden--the former O.J. Simpson prosecutor who appeared in court earlier this year as the defense lawyer for the man accused of killing Nipsey Hussle--has walked away from that case. “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,” Darden wrote Friday in a Facebook post about his client, Eric Holder. “Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me, but against my children too.”The Los Angeles Time sreports that Darden's request to withdraw as Holder's attorney was granted late last week and that Holder was subsequently assigned a public defender. Darden also told the outlet that he took on Holder as a client because "I defend poor people--that’s all I do. And he’s definitely poor."


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