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Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Sentenced 60 Years To Life In Prison



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The man who murdered Airmiess Joseph Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was finally sentenced today.

60 Years To Life In Prison

A Los Angeles judge sentenced Eric R. Holder Jr. to 60 years to life in prison.

The judge said, “”I am very mindful of what was presented as to Mr. Holder’s mental health; I am also mindful of the devastation caused to the victims and their families. I believe this sentence balances the two.”

The breakdown is 25 years to life for the murder, 25 for a firearm sentencing enhancement, and 10 for assault with a firearm.

The firearm hit two other men at the scene who survived the gunfire.

Holder was convicted of first-degree murder in July for the murder of Nipsey on Mar 31, 2019.

An Argument That Ended With A Life Taken From This World

Holder and Hussle knew each other for years as they grew up as members of the Rollin 60s in South L.A.

Holder talked with Nipsey and two other guys at The Marathon, where the rapper was killed on Mar 31, 2019. Then Nipsey’s acquaintance got upset over being called an alleged snitch. Resulting in Holder returning to the store later that day with a gun.

Witnesses were present when Holder approached the entrepreneur and opened fire, murdering Nipsey Hussle.

The tragedy occurred in a parking lot outside Asghedom’s South L.A. clothing store. Nipsey was only 33 years old.

Sentencing Delayed Multiple Times

Holder stared straight ahead in the courtroom and did not have a reaction when the sentence was read. His sentencing was delayed multiple times, with the most recent postponing because of the defense attorney.

Aaron Jensen wanted to work on reducing Holder’s conviction to manslaughter or second-degree murder. The judge rejected the request at the end of last year.

Holder Will Likely Spend The Rest Of His Life In Jail

The jury convicted the killer in July, three years after the incident occurred. Holder will likely be in jail for the rest of his life.

A Rapper And A Business Man, But Truly A Family Man

Nipsey Hussle was obviously loved by his community and his beautiful blended family. He was a father of two and had his son Kross with his longtime partner, actress Lauren London. Together, their family comprised five, each bringing in a child from previous relationships.

Nipsey Hussle with longtime partner Lauren London attending the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2019. Image source: Steve Granitz, WireImage.

You can tell the businessman cherished his family as they picked up the torch to keep his vision alive. Nipsey’s legacy will live on forever because the marathon continues…

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