The Los Angeles judge on Wednesday sentenced the man convicted of gunning down the late rapper Nipsey Hussle to 60 years to life in prison.
BREAKING: Nipsey Hussle’s killer sentenced to 60 years to life in prison
Nipsey Hussle's killer has been sentenced to serve 60 years to life in prison.
Judge H. Clay Jacke II handed down the of-delayed sentence to Eric R. Holder Jr., 33, who was found guilty of the 2019 first-degree murder of the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist outside the clothing store Hussle founded, the Marathon, in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where both men grew up in very similar circumstances.
Eric Ronald Holder, Jr., was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for the murder of Nipsey Hussle, according to Los Angeles Times reporter James A. Queally. The rapper was killed on March 31, 2019.
Holder was not eligible for the death penalty. He was nearly certain to get a sentence that would guarantee he would spend the rest of his life in prison, with only the details of his term in question.
The sentencing has been delayed in part so defense attorney Aaron Jansen could argue to reduce Holder’s conviction to manslaughter or second-degree murder, which Jacke rejected in December.
This story is being updated.
As previously reported, Holder shot and killed Nipsey Hussle and wounded two bystanders on March 31, 2019, in the parking lot of the Victory Lap rapper's The Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. According to witness testimony, the shooting was triggered by Holder asking Nipsey if the rapper told people Holder snitched.