According to The New Orleans Advocate, 27-year-old rap artist Flow, who is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment record label, was sentenced two life sentences behind bars without parole. Flow, real name Widner DeGruy, was handed down two-counts for second degree murder on May 14 (Tuesday).
DeGruy was found guilty for the murder of two brothers, Kendred Bishop, 18, and Kendrick Bishop, 22.
According to HipHopDX, the two brothers were gunned down inside of black sedan after reportedly attending a Lil Wayne concert with DeGruy in Alabama the night before. They were found dead the following morning on May 25 in 2015. The brothers were close friends of DeGruy, and Kendrick was reportedly signed to his label as well.
In the proceedings, prosecutors claimed that DeGruy murdered the brothers because he believed that they stole $8,000 in cash and a weapon from him. The NOLA MC was first connected to their murders as a prime suspect after police uncovered his cellphone near the crime scene during the investigation.
The rapper also initially denied any involvement or knowledge of the brothers, but his statements to the police attesting his innocence all contradicted one another, which only further raised suspicions. In the weeks leading up his recent trial, DeGruy pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and lying to police but maintained that he knew nothing of and was not involved with their deaths.
A jury panel ultimately declared him guilty on an 11-1 vote.
According to in-court reports, DeGruy's legal team is currently planning to appeal the sentencing.