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The man who killed Grammy-winning rapper Nipsey Hussle will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Eric Holder, Jr. was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison on Wednesday, Feb. 22, according to ABC Los Angeles affiliate KABC.

Holder was found guilty of first-degree murder in July 2022 for the March 31, 2019 fatal shooting of the 33-year-old rapper, real name Ermias Asghedom.

Holder was found not guilty of attempted murder after shooting two men who were with Hussle outside his clothing store in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

After the verdict last year, Holder’s attorney Aaron Jansen told ABC News he was deeply disappointed, and he planned to file an appeal.

“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.”

Jansen claimed Hussle’s murder was “a crime of passion” and not premeditated.

“Mr. Holder has always been willing to accept responsibility for the charge of voluntary manslaughter for the life he took,” Jansen told ABC News.

Holder’s murder trial was delayed in June 2022 when he was savagely beaten by another inmate in a holding cell.