Man convicted of killing Nipsey Hussle sentenced to 60 years to life in prison

Eric Holder, Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder on July 6, 2022.

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Eric Holder Jr. sits in the courtroom at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Sept. 15, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Apu Gomes/Pool Photo via AP

Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted volunta

Eric Holder, Jr., the man who was convicted in the 2019 murder of hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison, according to ABC station in Los Angeles, KABC.

Holder was found guilty on July 6, 2022, of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the rapper, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom.

Holder also was convicted of two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm. He pleaded not guilty.

During the trial, Holder also was found not guilty of attempted murder against two men who were wounded in the 2019 shooting attack.

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Following the verdict, Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen told ABC News there’s “deep disappointment” with the conviction and said that Holder plans to appeal his sentence.

“It was always going to be tough given the high-profile circumstances surrounding the case,” Jansen said. “We are grateful that the jury agreed with us, in part, that the case was overcharged and voted to acquit Mr. Holder, Jr. of the two attempted murder charges.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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