A Chicago rapper has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying a hitman to murder his own mum so he could have access to her bank accounts and life insurance.
Qaw’mane Wilson AKA “Young QC” was found guilty of the murder-for-hire last year, and was sentenced Friday to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said during the sentencing that Holmes was a devoted mother who gave her son anything he wanted.
“Whatever he wanted, his mother gave to him. A car. A job. One could say he was spoiled.
“She gave Qaw’mane life, and it was his choice to take it way from her,” Judge Sacks told the court yesterday.
In a lengthy trial, the court heard how hitman Spencer drove with Wilson’s girlfriend to the rapper’s mum’s apartment in 2012.
He shot Ms Holmes as she slept in her bed, then struggled with her boyfriend, knocking him unconscious, before returning to stab Holmes after a phone conversation with Wilson, who ordered him to “make sure the bitch is dead.”
Wilson later collected the money in his mother’s bank accounts, and in the months after her death used the cash to customise the Mustang she had given him with gull-wing doors.
He later captured the moment in a YouTube video when he withdrew thousands of dollars from a bank and tossed wads of cash to a crowd of people he said were fans of his rap music.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the 30-year-old was sentenced yesterday to serve 99 years in prison over the death of his mother.
Hitman Spencer was sentenced to 100 years for Ms Holmes’ murder.
On Friday, Wilson slouched in his chair and merely nodded when Judge Sacks announced his sentence. When asked if he had anything to say before Sacks made his ruling, Wilson was brief.
“I just want to say, nobody loved my mother more than me,” he said. “She was all I had. That’s it.”