- Qaw’mane Wilson, a young Chicago rapper has been handed a 99-year jail sentence
- The young budding rapper was sentenced to 99 years in prison for hiring a hitman to kill his mother inherit her wealth
- 30-year-old Wilson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison on January 31, 2020
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Chicago rapper Qaw’mane Wilson has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying a hitman to murder his own mother to enable him have access to her bank accounts and life insurance.
YEN.com.gh gathers that eight months after his mother was shot to death, the budding rapper, also known as Young QC, rolled up to a Chase bank in Chicago in his Ford Mustang.
Qaw’mane Wilson, wore a leopard-print jacket as he walked slowly out of a customized car with gull-wing doors, and explained to the video camera that he was about to withdraw thousands of dollars from his bank account.
The young man was captured saying that it was ''for the fans'' and soon seen throwing wads of cash into the air, to dozens of screaming people.
''[I don’t know] who he is, but he walked us around the mall and gave us money,'' one alleged fan wrote on Twitter in 2013, in a post archived by DNAinfo Chicago.
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According to Cook County prosecutors, that was just one of the many ways Wilson spent the $90,000 he inherited from his mother after her murder.
Wilson photographed himself with stacks of bills at a Burberry store, at a massage parlor, at home on the carpet as he revelled in his newfound wealth.
Washingtonpost.com reports that prosecutors say he was all too eager to spend the money because killing his mom was all his idea.
On Friday, January 31, 2020, the 30-year-old was sentenced to 99 years in prison after authorities uncovered his plot to hire a hit man to murder his mom, Yolanda Holmes, in 2012 so he could inherit her wealth, all of which was carried out, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The hit man, Eugene Spencer, was sentenced to 100 years. Both he and Wilson were convicted of first-degree murder last March in 2019.
A getaway driver, Loriana Johnson, was previously sentenced to 14 years for her role, prison records show.
''The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,'' Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said from the bench.
''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.''
Asked whether he had anything to say for himself, Wilson said: ''I just want to say, nobody loved my mother more than me,'' adding that''she was all I had. That’s it.''
In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a Twitter user with handle name @lilmisscheesy has raised important ethical issues of academic nepotism and corruption after she recounted how her family has been shaken after her cousin failed their aunt.
@lilmisscheesy revealed her cousin, who lectures her aunt at a university failed her after she sat for her paper.
According to @lilmisscheesy, her family is alarmed by the strict quality of ethical standard upheld by her cousin who lecturers at the same university her aunt is pursuing a programme.
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