Nipsey Hussle’s killer lived 60 years – Los Angeles judge

Rapper Nipsey Husslehis family got justice for their beloved son as a Los Angeles court convicted his killer, Eric Holder Jr.60 years to life in federal prison.

Holder murdered Hussle in 2019, shooting the Grammy-nominated artist at least 10 times in the parking lot outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing. He was found guilty in July 2022 of first-degree murder and two other counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter.

After Hussle’s death, a memorial was held in his honor at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. The rapper also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame last year.

Read on to learn more.

Nipsey Hussle’s killer was sentenced to 60 years

The late Nipsey Hussle

In a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, Holder, who shot and killed Hussle on March 31, 2019, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison. NBC News.

He attended the sentencing hearing in his usual orange prison garb and remained stoic as his sentence was read out in court.

Before Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke announced the sentence, a friend of Hussle gave an emotional speech and a letter from Holder’s father was read.

The sentencing comes after Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder in July 2022 following his arrest in 2019 for the slaying of the beloved rapper and father of two.

Holder’s sentence has been commuted several times, most recently on Nov. 3, when his defense attorney, Aaron Jansen, called for a reduced sentence.

The attorney argued that Holder should be convicted of either manslaughter or second-degree murder for shooting Hussle. However, the judge ultimately did not expand and ruled to uphold the original charges.

Nipsey Hussle was shot at least ten times

The late Nipsey Hussle

During sentencing, Holder was also convicted of two counts of attempted involuntary manslaughter for injuring two bystanders when he attacked Hussle.

According to the publication, the deceased rapper and his shooter were once members of the same band, Rollin’ 60.

However, Hussle eventually chose a different path and developed into a well-known opponent of gun violence and a prominent community figure working to improve the neighborhood and provide opportunities for children.

The Grammy-nominated rapper was 33 when he was shot at least 10 times outside his clothing store, Marathon Clothing.

He opened the store in June 2017 as one of his projects to help develop the neighborhood.

The murder trial

Eric Holder Jr. was found guilty in the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Evidence presented during the trial showed that Holder was caught on camera and in pictures as he fled the scene brandishing a semi-automatic handgun.

As for what happened between Hussle and his killer, the pair reportedly got into an argument a day earlier before Holder later returned to shoot the rapper.

Prosecutors claimed Holder was angry about the conspiracy charge. But Holder’s lawyer, Aaron Jansen, argued that his client was driven by “heated passion” and did not have to regain consciousness before returning with the weapon used to commit the murder.

The lawyer claimed the charges were exaggerated, arguing that Holder’s actions were not premeditated.

Nipsey Hussle was loved by many

The late Nipsey Hussle

Hussle’s death was deeply felt by members of the South Los Angles community who enjoyed his influence for years.

Following his death, thousands gathered to pay their last respects to the rapper at a public funeral held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Last year, the rapper received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining the ranks of entertainment stars to earn the prestigious honor.

Hundreds of fans attended the ceremony, including the rapper’s sister Samantha Smith, girlfriend Lauren London and grandmother Margaret Boutte, who received the family’s honor.

“I think I speak for the entire city of Los Angeles when I say that we always knew Hussle was destined for greatness,” London told reporters at the ceremony. NBC News. “This moment just reinforces that for us. Nip would have been honored by this moment.”

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