Eric Holder Jr., 33, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison by a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday. Holder was found guilty of the 2019 first-degree murder of the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle. Nipsey was gunned down outside of his clothing store “The Marathon” in South Los Angeles.
After the monthlong trial, jurors in July also convicted Holder of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a firearm for gunfire that hit two other men at the scene who survived.
Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke handed down the sentence Wednesday after hearing from one of Hussle’s friends and listening to a letter from Holder’s father that was read in court. Holder, dressed in orange jail attire, stared straight ahead throughout the proceedings and did not react when the sentence was read.
Holder was not eligible for the death penalty. However his sentencing was been delayed so Holder’s defense attorney Aaron Jansen could argue to reduce Holder’s conviction to manslaughter or second-degree murder, which Jacke rejected in December. ,
The marathon will continue but for Holder this is the end of the road. Justice was served.