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Convicted Killer Of Nipsey Hussle Sentenced To 60 Years To Life In Prison

Written by on February 23, 2023

Convicted Killer Of Nipsey Hussle Sentenced To 60 Years To Life In Prison

Convicted Killer Of Nipsey Hussle Sentenced To 60 Years

A man convicted of murdering rapper Nipsey Hussle has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. The sentence is the culmination of a legal drama that dragged on for almost four years. In July, Eric Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder for the killing outside Hussle’s Marathon clothing store in South Los Angeles.

He was also convicted of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and two assault with a firearm charges for gunfire that injured two other people, according to the AP. The judge handed down the sentence after hearing from one of Hussle’s friends and reading a letter from Holder’s father.

Nipsey Hussle was a Grammy-winning rapper and a respected community leader who helped make his neighborhood a safer place for people to live in. He was a leading advocate against gun violence and was involved in developing his neighborhood and creating opportunities for kids.

His murder was a shock to the community and shocked everyone who knew him. His death left many feeling hopeless and depressed. His death was a loss both for his family and for the South LA community.

The attack happened on March 31st of 2019. During the trial, prosecutors said Holder approached Hussle in front of his store, the Marathon, and opened fire, killing him. They claimed that Holder was enraged after Hussle called him a snitch.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the court that there was “no doubt” Holder intended to kill Hussle. He argued that Holder was jealous of the rapper’s success and that his actions were premeditated.

In addition,  say that Holder had a history of mental health problems that led to electroshock therapy. Despite these arguments, the judge rejected the argument that the shooting was a result of “heated passion,” and denied the defense’s request to reduce Holder’s conviction to manslaughter or second-degree murder.

The judge did not allow Holder’s psychologist to take the stand in court, and his lawyer didn’t raise any other mental health issues during the trial. Jacke said he wanted to hear from someone who was close to the case and knew the defendant’s background.

Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II presented his decision after he delayed the sentencing for months, and after a lawyer for Holder’s family asked for a reduced sentence that would help Holder get some time to rehabilitate. The judge said he was “in no position to reduce a first-degree murder conviction to something less than a life sentence.”

Before the sentencing, Herman “Cowboy” Douglas, who was with Hussle when he was shot and testified at the trial, delivered an impact statement about his death. He said the murder was a tremendous loss for him, as well as for the community where Hussle had become a leader.

His testimony echoed those of others who have spoken out about the rapper’s life and death, including actress Lauren London, who was with Hussle that day, and her 5-year-old son, Kross Asghedom. In a letter read in court, London wrote that her partner was a “landmark figure in South LA” and was “an inspiration to so many people.”

Jacke handed down the sentence after hearing from one of Holder’s friends and reading a letter from his father. He was dressed in orange jail attire and did not show any reaction as the sentence was read.

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