An aspiring Chicago rapper who goes by the name “Young QC” was sentenced to 99 years in prison for arranging the murder of his mother last Wednesday (Jan. 29).
QC, born Qaw’mane Wilson, reportedly hired a hitman to murder his mother, Yolanda Holmes, in 2012 so that he could inherit her wealth, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The gunman, Eugene Spencer, was sentenced to 100 years in prison along with Wilson. Both he and Wilson, who is now 30, were previously convicted on first-degree murder, attempted murder and home invasion charges back in March of 2019, according to NBC Chicago. Holmes reportedly was a beloved community fixture in the Uptown area of Chicago where she owned and ran a successful hair salon, Nappy Headz, before she was brutally murdered.
Per the Sun Times, Spencer rode with Wilson’s girlfriend to Holmes’ apartment where he shot Holmes as she slept in her bed. A struggle ensued between Spencer and Holmes boyfriend before Spencer knocked him unconscious. Spencer then returned to stab Holmes following a phone call with Wilson, who instructed him to “make sure the b**ch is dead.”
Wilson collected nearly $70,000 from his mother’s savings account in the months following her death and later added gull wings to a Mustang she had bought for him, the Sun Times reports. There’s also a YouTube video showing Wilson withdrawing thousands of dollars from a bank account, which he then tossed into a crowd of people. The Washington Post adds that Wilson inherited more than $90,000 in savings and life insurance that he lavishly spent on himself, buying Air Jordans, gold chains, puppies, and guns.
“The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,” Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said from the bench on Friday (Jan. 31), according to the Sun Times. “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.”
When asked if he had anything to say for himself before the ruling, Wilson reportedly responded, “nobody loved my mother more than me...she was all I had.”
Wilson’s lawyer, Stephen L. Richards, told the Washington Post that Wilson plans to appeal the sentence.
Read the Chicago Sun Times full report here.