Hip-Hop Rapper Nipsey Hussle’s killer gets 60 years to life in prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles judge has sentenced the man convicted of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle to 60 years to life in prison. The sentence was handed down Wednesday to 33-year-old Eric R. Holder Jr. A jury in July found Holder guilty of first-degree murder of the 33-year-old Hussle.

He was also convicted of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter. Judge H. Clay Jacke has a range of sentencing possibilities at Wednesday’s hearing, but most of them amounted to life in prison sentences.

Holder shot the Grammy-nominated hip-hop star in 2019 outside Hussle’s clothing store in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where the two men grew up.

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