On Friday (May 10) defense attorney Christopher Darden officially withdrew from defending Eric Holder, the man believed to be responsible for murdering rapper/entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle this past March. Darden cited “personal reasons” as the cause for his withdrawal, as he and his family received death threats since taking on the case. It is said that Holder will now be represented by a public defender.

Check out Darden’s official statement from his Facebook page below. (Caution: Contains explicit language)