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Nipsey Hussle’s Killer, Eric R. Holder Jr. Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

Nipsey Hussle’s Killer, Eric R. Holder Jr. Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

The man who killed popular recording artist, Nipsey Hussle has been sentenced to serve the next 60 years in prison.

According to The Associated Press, Eric R. Holder Jr was handed a prison sentence of 60 years to life for killing Ermias Asghedom who was better known as Nipsey Hussle. Last summer, he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles rapper in 2019.

The 32-year-old killed Hussle outside the clothing store, The Marathon the rapper owned in south Los Angeles.

Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II sentenced Holder to 60 years to life in prison after hearing testaments about the huge cost of the killing of the local rap star who stayed in the neighborhood after national success. He also took into account the lifetime of mental illness, abuse, and struggle of the rapper’s one-time associate.

“I am very mindful of what was presented as to Mr. Holder’s mental health,” Jacke stated. “I am also mindful of the devastation caused to the victims and their families. I believe this sentence balances the two.”

Holder was convicted of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a firearm for the gunfire that hit two other men who were at the scene and survived.

The judge sentenced Hudssle’s killer to 25 years to life for the murder, 25 more for a firearm sentencing enhancement, and 10 years for assault with a firearm. The sentences will run concurrently.

Hussle and Holder had known each other for years when the two of them were members of the Rollin’ 60s in South LA.

During last year’s trial, prosecutors revealed that the reason Hussle was slain was that in a conversation with his killer, he allegedly accused him of snitching which led Holder to come back and kill the popular rapper.

The 33-year-old Hussle was killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

A petition was started to rename the intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard near Hussle’s store, Marathon Clothing, to “Nipsey Hussle Square.” On the day of his funeral, the City Council announced it was set to be renamed Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square to honor him and his contributions to the neighborhood. He is survived by his 3-year-old son Kross Ermias with his longtime girlfriend, Lauren London, and his 11-year-old daughter Emani from a previous relationship.

Nipsey Hussle’s Killer, Eric R. Holder Jr. Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

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