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.
The rising rapper, Qaw’mane Wilson AKA “Young QC” was on Friday found guilty of the murder-for-hire last year, and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The gunman, Eugene Spencer, was sentenced to 100 years.
Yolanda Holmes was shot then stabbed to death by hitman Eugene Spencer after he was ordered by Wilson to “make sure the b*tch is dead.”
Only-child Wilson hired a hitman, Eugene Spencer, to kill his mother so he could have access to her accounts in 2012.
The rapper used the money to flaunt in his music videos and would often give out thousands of dollars to his fans.
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 away from her.”
Qaw’mane’s girlfriend took Spencer to Holmes’ apartment in Uptown in 2012, where he shot Holmes in her sleep, then tussled with Holmes’ boyfriend, who was knocked unconscious. Spencer then returned to stab Holmes after calling Wilson, who told him to “make sure the bitch is dead.”
Qaw’mane took all the money from his mother’s bank accounts, and in the months following her death, he used the money to customize his Mustang with gull-wing doors. There was even an incident where he withdrew thousands of dollars from a bank and threw wads of cash into a crowd of people he said were his music fans. The occasion was captured in a YouTube video, which was played for the jury.
Qaw’mane, now 30, nodded when Sacks gave the sentence. When he was asked if he had anything to say before Sacks handed over the ruling, he said, “I just want to say, nobody loved my mother more than me,” he said. “She was all I had. That’s it.”