A Los Angeles judge ruled Wednesday that grand jury transcripts in a murder case over the killing of rapper Nipsey Hussle will remain sealed, for now.
Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry ordered that the documents, which would give the first glimpse of the prosecution’s evidence against defendant Eric Ronald Holder, will remain under wraps for at least three more weeks while Holder’s lawyer expands her argument that they should be kept secret in the interest of a fair trial.
Perry rejected a motion from the Los Angeles Times , which moved for the transcripts’ immediate release, saying the law here favours the public’s right to know.
The grand jury returned an indictment May 9 charging Holder with the murder, attempted murder, and other felonies . He has pleaded not guilty.
Hussle was shot and killed outside his clothing store on March 31.
Two other men were shot and injured. Holder was arrested after a two-day manhunt.