Eric Holder Jr. Sentenced to 60 Years In Prison for Nipsey Hussle’s Murder

A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday sentenced 33-year-old Eric Holder Jr. to 60 years to life in prison for the 2019 murder of Nipsey Hussle.

Holder was convicted of first-degree murder in July of 2022 for the shooting that took place outside of Hussle’s Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles. Additionally, he was found guilty on two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for the two bystanders who were also wounded by gunfire during the shooting.

Hussle, real name Ermias Asghedom, was gunned down following a dispute with Holder on March 31, 2019. Deputy District Attorney John McKinney argued that the shooting was premeditated and that there was “no doubt” that Holder planned to kill Hussle. Court documents revealed that Holder shot Nipsey at least 10 times and kicked him in the head before fleeing the scene. He was arrested just two days later.

Holder was not eligible for the death penalty, however it was widely expected that he would receive the maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.

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