Rapper Nipsey Hussle's killer was found guilty and given a minimum 60-year prison term.
Mr. Eric R. Holder. was killed outside Hussle's South Los Angeles clothing store in 2019; Hussle's real name is Ermias Asghedom. was found guilty of first-degree murder last July.
Grammy-nominated musician Hussle passed away at the age of 33.
Additionally hit and hurt in the incident were two spectators. .
Judge H. of the superior court. After hearing from one of Nipsey Hussle's friends and reading a letter from Holder's father, Clay Jacke made the announcement of Holder's 60 years to life sentence on Wednesday.
After a drawn-out trial that lasted several months, Holder was found guilty of murder as well as two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for the two bystanders who were shot.
The general consensus was that he would receive a life sentence because he was not eligible for the death penalty.
He was dressed in orange jail garb and remained motionless as the judge read his sentence.
Holder's attorney informed ABC News that he intended to challenge the judgment.
Given the high-profile circumstances surrounding the case, it was always going to be difficult, according to the lawyer, Aaron Jansen.
Holder's defense team contended that the attack was a spur-of-the-moment decision while the prosecution claimed it was premeditated during the murder trial.
Holder's defense lawyer claimed that Hussle's comments about rumors that he was working with police provoked Holder.
According to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney John McKinney, who testified in court, Hussle was shot at least ten times before Holder kicked him in the head and left the scene.
Hussle was raised in South Los Angeles and joined the Rollin' 60s street gang as a young adult.
He started the Marathon Clothing business as a way to give back to his neighborhood. He had also gotten in touch with the Los Angeles Police Department prior to his passing to talk about how to lessen gang violence in the neighborhood.
The rapper had two kids with actor Lauren London, and in 2020, he was awarded two posthumous Grammys for best rap performance and best rap/song collaboration.
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was also given to him.
Following Hussle's death, fans all over the nation have shown their support by posting tributes to the rapper.