The person who killed Nipsey Hussle will spend 60 years to life in prison.
According to Los Angeles Times reporter James A. Queally, Eric Ronald Holder, Jr. received a sentence of 60 years to life in jail on Wednesday (Feb. 22) for killing Nipsey Hussle. On March 31, 2019, the rapper died.
“Eric Holder Jr. has been given a sentence of 60 years to life in prison for killing Nipsey Hussle. He got 25 years to life for murder, plus another 25 years to life because he used a gun, and 10 years for shooting two other men on the same day “Queally sent a tweet.
BREAKING: Eric Holder Jr. sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for the murder of Nipsey Hussle.
He recieved 25-to-life on the murder count, an additional 25-to-life for a sentencing enhancement since a gun was used, and 10 years for shooting two other men that day.
— James Queally (@JamesQueallyLAT) February 22, 2023
Holder was sentenced after a 12-person jury found him guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of the deceased rapper in July 2022. Holder was also found not guilty of trying to kill two witnesses on purpose by hurting them.
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Holder, according to prosecutors, shot Hussle at least ten times following an altercation in front of the Victory Lap creator’s The Marathon Clothing store. After a short talk, Holder left. Ten minutes later, he came back with a gun and shot and killed Hussle. He also hurt two people who were there watching.
Holder was arrested two days later in Bellflower, California, which is near Los Angeles. He was charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and one count of having a gun while being a convicted criminal. Witnesses say that the shooting started when Holder asked Nipsey if the rapper had told people that Holder had snitched.
During Eric Holder’s murder trial on July 6, his lawyer, Aaron Jansen, admitted that Holder killed Nipsey Hussle, but he argued that the charges should be changed from murder to involuntary manslaughter because the attack was impulsive and not planned.
After a jury found Holder guilty, Jansen gave sources a statement explaining his client’s next steps in court.
“Mr. Holder, Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder of Nipsey Hustle, but he was found not guilty of attempted murder of Mr. Lathan and Mr. Villanueva,” the lawyer said. “The court date for the sentence is September 15, 2022. After that, we will file an appeal.”
In December, Holder asked the judge to change his charges from murder to manslaughter. The judge said no. Sources have asked the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and Eric Holder’s lawyer for their thoughts on the matter.