Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Sentenced To Decades In Prison

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Eric Holder Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles.

A judge sentenced Nipsey Hussle’s killer to 60 years to life in prison on Wednesday (February 22).

Last year, Eric Holder Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Nipsey Hussle. A jury also found Holder guilty of one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and assault with a firearm.

Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II sentenced Holder to 25 years to life for Nipsey Hussle’s murder. Holder received an additional 25 years for firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 years for assault with a firearm.

Lauren London and Nipsey Hussle’s family did not speak at Holder’s sentencing. The late rapper’s friend Herman “Cowboy” Douglas, a key witness in Holder’s trial, provided an impact statement.

“Nipsey was my friend, he was like a son, he was like a dad,” Douglas said, per the Associated Press. “Our community right now, we lost everything, everything we worked for. One man’s mistake, one man’s action, messed up a whole community.”

Holder shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside of The Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles in 2019. Prosecutors said the two men discussed rumors of Holder snitching prior to the shooting.