A Chicago rapper who hired a hit man to kill his own mother in 2012 so that he can have access to her bank accounts and life insurance, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison.
30-year-old Qaw’mane Wilson was convicted on Friday in Chicago alongside the hitman Eugene Spencer, who received a 100 year sentence.
The court heard how Wilson cleared his mom’s bank accounts out after her death.
“The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,” Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said in court.
“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.”
In 2012, Wilson, who was the only child of her mother hired a hitman Eugene Spencer to kill her so he could have access to her accounts. Yolanda Holmes was shot and stabbed to death by the hitman after he was ordered by Wilson to “make sure the b*tch is dead.”
It was also revealed that Spencer drove with Wilson’s girlfriend to the rapper’s mom’s home to kill her.
He reportedly 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.”
Months after his mother’s death, Wilson collected the money in his mother’s bank accounts and used it to fund his extravagant lifestyle.
On another occasion, he withdrew thousands of dollars from a bank and tossed wads of cash to a crowd of people he said were his fans. He captured the the moments in a YouTube video that was played for the jury.
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 court.
When asked if he had anything to say before Sacks made his 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.”