Eric Holder, the man convicted of murdering west coast rapper Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom in 2019, was sentenced to 60 years in prison, with the possibility of life.

Holder, 33, received a 25-to-life sentence for the murder conviction, 25-to-life for a firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 years for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the other two men shot during the incident.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jacke II sentenced Holder Wednesday, after a month-long trial in 2022. The defendant was credited for four years of time served since the incident.

Hussle, 33, was shot and killed outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South L.A. on March 31, 2019 after a dispute with Holder.

In transcripts from the June 2019 grand jury proceedings, witness Herman Douglas, who worked in the shopping center, testified that Hussle and Holder had a conversation in relation to gang-related rumors that Holder had “snitched” and there was “paperwork” being shared that Holder possibly cooperated with police in past legal proceedings, which was frowned upon in gang culture.

The witness said Hussle did not approach Holder in a threatening manner, but in a familial manner, telling Holder to “address it.”

“If they’re not snitching, they need to clear it up so they won’t, you know, get hurt or whatever it may be,” the witness said in 2019.

After the conversation, Holder allegedly left the shopping center to the nearby Master Burger restaurant and later returning to the shopping center.

Surveillance footage from the shopping center’s parking lot showed Holder walking toward a group of people standing outside the Marathon Clothing store and firing shots that injured two other people and killed Hussle.

Hussle was a Grammy Award-nominated artist who released his first and only studio album in 2018 titled “Victory Lap.” Hussle, however, released several mixtapes in his young career and built a core following in the Los Angeles hip hop scene.

In August of 2022, Hussle was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in front of Amoeba Hollywood.

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