- Nipsey Hussel was killed in 2019
- His killer Eric R. Holder, Jr was found guilty in 2022.
The Grammy award winner ,rapper Nipsey Hussle’s convicted murderer has been sentenced to at least 60 years in prison.
Hussle whose real name is Ermias Asghedom was killed on 31st / March /2019 outside his South Los Angeles clothing store. Two bystanders were also hit and injured in the incident.
His murderer Eric R. Holder, Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder in July 2022.
Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke announced Holder’s 60 years to life sentence on Wednesday (22nd /February/2023) after hearing from one of Hussle's friends as well as reading a letter from Holder's father.
Holder was found guilty of murder as well as two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for the two bystanders injured in the shooting after a months-long trial. He did not react when his sentence was read out
During the murder trial, Prosecutors said that the attack was premeditated, while Holder's defence team argued it was a heat-of-the-moment decision.
Holder's defence attorney explained that he was provoked by a conversation he had with Hussle about rumors that he was cooperating with police.
Hussle was struck by gunfire at least 10 times, after which Holder kicked him in the head and fled the scene, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the court.
The rapper who died at 33 years won two posthumous Grammy awards for best rap performance and best rap/song collaboration . He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hussle grew up in South Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Rollin' 60s street gang as a teenager. He opened the Marathon Clothing store as a way of investing in his community. Before his death, he had also reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department to discuss ways to help prevent gang violence in the neighborhood
The star left two children and was a successful entrepreneur, Hussle was the founder of record label All Money In.
Hussle collaborated with dozens of artists during his career, including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, YG, Ty Dolla Sign, Meek Mill and Young Thug.