Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison
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Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison

On Wednesday, the man responsible for the killing of the beloved Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle more than three years ago was convicted and sentenced to 60 years to life in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Eric Holder had been found guilty of first-degree murder in July, pertaining to the March 31, 2019 shooting at the parking lot of his South Los Angeles apparel shop. Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, had been just 33 years old.
Furthermore, the accused was charged with two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter due to the injuries sustained by two people during the shooting.
The prosecutors claimed that Holder had become incensed by allegations that he was a snitch and when he encountered Hussle outside The Marathon shop, had purposely fired his semi-automatic gun.
Hussle had been struck by at least 10 bullets and, as related by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney to the jury, Holder had then kicked the rapper’s head before fleeing from the scene.
Aaron Jansen, the defense attorney for Holder, suggested that the shooting had occurred in a fit of “heated passion”. He believed that Holder had not had enough time to collect himself when he returned to the shop with a gun. Jansen also insisted that the charges against his client had been too harsh.
Hussle, whose debut studio album was nominated for a Grammy Award prior to his passing, was a doting father of two, an esteemed community leader, and a staunch anti-gun-violence advocate.
In honor of what would have been his 37th birthday last summer, a star was dedicated to Hussle on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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