Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killer Eric R. Holder was found guilty and given a minimum 60-year prison term.
Hussle, whose true name is Ermias Asghedom, was killed outside Hussle’s South Los Angeles clothing store in 2019 by Eric R. Holder Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in July.
Grammy-nominated musician Hussle passed away at the age of 33.
Furthermore hit and hurt in the event were two spectators.
A friend of Nipsey Hussle and a letter from Holder’s father were read by Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke before he sentenced Holder to 60 years to life on Wednesday.
After a drawn-out trial that lasted several months, Holder was found guilty of murder as well as two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for the two bystanders who were shot.
The general consensus was that he would receive a life sentence because he was not eligible for the capital penalty.
He was dressed in orange jail garb and remained motionless while the judge read his punishment.
Eric R. Holder’s counsel informed ABC News that he intended to challenge the judgment.
Given the high-profile circumstances surrounding the case, it was always going to be difficult, according to the lawyer, Aaron Jansen.
Eric R. Holder’s defense team contended that the attack was a spur-of-the-moment action while the prosecution claimed it was premeditated during the murder trial.
Holder’s defense lawyer claimed that Hussle’s comments about rumors that he was working with cops enraged Holder.
According to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John McKinney, who testified in court, Hussle was shot at least ten times before Holder stomped him in the head and left the scene.
Hussle was up in South Los Angeles and joined the Rollin’ 60s street gang as a young adult.
He started the Marathon Clothes business as a means to give back to his neighborhood. He had also gotten in touch with the Los Angeles Police Department prior to his passing to talk about how to lessen gang violence in the neighborhood.
In 2020, the rapper won the best rap performance and best rap/song collaboration posthumous Grammy awards. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was also given to him.
Hussle leaves behind two kids. Fans throughout the nation have posted condolences to the rapper in response to his murder, which has inspired an outpouring of sympathy.