Qaw’mane Wilson, an aspiring rapper from Chicago known as Young QC, who hired his friends to kill his own mother was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He thought that by having his mother killed, he could get her life insurance money and savings to spend on his rap career.
Wilson, the only child of his mother Yolanda Holmes, was apparently used to getting everything he wanted. His mother would spoil him with clothes, jewelry, car, and even helped him get a steady job.
However, Wilson wasn’t content. He wanted to flaunt more money in hopes to get more fans as a budding rapper. To achieve that, he decided to kill his mother.
In 2012, Wilson, who was then 23-years old, hired his Eugene Spencer to kill his mother. Spencer rode with Wilson’s girlfriend when he went to Holmes’ apartment to carry out the crime.
Spencer told investigators that Wilson offered him $3,500 to kill Holmes, so, on September 2, 2020 he broke into Holmes’s apartment. He took advantage of the fact she was sleeping and shot her.
Holmes’s boyfriend tried to stop Spencer but fell unconscious after a physical struggle. Spencer then stabbed Holmes after calling Wilson who told him, “make sure the bitch is dead.”
Holmes’s boyfriend Curtis Wyatt struggled against Wilson and called 911. He was the one who later identified Spencer as the man who killed Holmes.
Wilson eventually withdrew money from his mother’s bank account. He used the cash to customize his Mustang car. At one point, he went to a local nightclub and threw money in the air for his fans to collect, as seen on a YouTube video posted on his account in May 2013.
“Whatever he wanted, his mother gave to him,” he said at the trial. “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.”
The gunman, Spencer, was sentenced to 100 years. Spencer is currently serving his sentence at the Menard Correctional Center. He has a projected parole date of March 22, 2080, the site reports. The breakdown of charges and sentences includes 45 years for murder, 25 years for attempted murder, and 25 years for home invasion with intent to cause injury.
A getaway driver named Loriana Johnson was sentenced to 14 years for the crime.
Wilson received a 99-year sentence. The jury deliberated for two hours before deciding on the verdict.
Before the ruling was made, he told the judge, “I just want to say, nobody loved my mother more than me. She was all I had. That’s it.”