Eric Holder has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison for the 2019 murder of the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Holder was also convicted on two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm.
Updated By: Chris Samuel (2/22/23 at 4:15 pm)
Eric Holder, who was convicted of shooting and killing the late Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison in a Los Angeles courtroom, according to AP News.
In July 2022, jurors found Holder, 32, guilty of killing Nipsey Hussle after he fatally shot the LA rapper in front of his Marathon clothing store on Crenshaw Blvd. in South Central. Holder also faces two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter for wounding two others at the scene, including possession of a firearm, to which he pleaded not guilty.
Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen expressed “deep disappointment” with the recent conviction and added that Holder plans to appeal his sentence. While Holder faces a life sentence, he is not eligible for the death penalty.
During his trial, Holder requested that his charge of first-degree murder be lowered to manslaughter, which was denied by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke in December 2022.
Additionally, while awaiting trial, Holder was physically assaulted in prison, which resulted in him missing a few court dates in June 2022.
Judge Denies Nipsey Hussle’s Killer’s Request To Reduce Conviction To Manslaughter
A Los Angeles judge has denied the request of convicted killer Eric Holder to reduce his conviction to manslaughter for the 2019 murder of Nipsey Hussle. Holder is currently facing a life sentence.
A Los Angeles judge denied late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle’s convicted killer, Eric Holder Jr.’s bid to reduce the conviction of first-degree murder to manslaughter, which means to kill without malice.
Updated by Chris Samuel (12/220/2022 at 1:55 pm)
On Monday, Judge H. Clay Jacke denied the defense motion and scheduled Holder’s sentencing for Feb.22, according to Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Holder faces a life sentence after being convicted of shooting and killing Nipsey Hussle on March 31, 2019. Holder Jr.’s attorney, Aaron Jansen, said his client killed Nipsey Hussle in the “heat of passion.”
Since being incarcerated, Holder had been physically assaulted in prison this past June, which caused him to miss a court date.
Nipsey Hussle has been posthumously honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, while Loyola Marymount University will teach a course in his honor, and a documentary will premiere about his life.
Eric Holder Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder
By Kendall Parks (07/06/2022 at 3 pm)
In July, the jurors finally reached a verdict on Holder. According to reports, the jurors convicted Eric Holder of first-degree murder.
The defense team tried for a lesser charge of manslaughter, but it was found that it was premeditated from the first conversation with Hussle.
The jurors could not find the verdict for Holder, which will determine what kind of jail sentence he gets.
The defense argued that Holder allegedly got angry at Hussle, bringing up that there could be some paperwork on him that led to the shooting outside of the Marathon clothing store.
Aaron Jansen argued that Holder feared someone could take his life based on rumors of his client being a snitch.
Meanwhile, John McKinney, the LA County Deputy District Attorney, spoke on how the killing affected the community:
“These bullets traumatized a whole community. Crimes like this, the enormity of these crimes, is that they can’t be contained, there are a lot of unarmed victims in this.”
McKinney continued, “The bullets land either in a person or they hit a wall. They stop. But in a figurative sense, these bullets are still traveling. This neighborhood has not forgotten.”