Chicago man sentenced to 99 years in mother’s murder-for-hire killing

Chicago man sentenced in mother’s murder-for-hire killing, receives 99 years

CHICAGO — An aspiring rapper from Chicago was sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday after his conviction for hiring a man to kill his mother, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Qaw’mane Wilson, 30, was sentenced by Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks, the newspaper reported. The convicted gunman, Eugene Spencer, was sentenced to 100 years, the Sun-Times reported.

Wilson, who called himself “Young QC,” hired Spencer to kill his mother, Yolanda Holmes, in 2012, prosecutors said.

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Spencer rode with Wilson’s girlfriend to Holmes’ apartment and shot Holmes as she slept in her bed, the Sun-Times reported. Spencer then struggled with Holmes’ boyfriend, knocking him unconscious, the newspaper reported.

“The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,” Sacks said as he addressed Wilson and Spencer 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.”

Wilson later took the money in his mother’s bank account and used it to customize the Mustang she had given him, the Sun-Times reported

One time, Wilson withdrew thousands of dollars from a bank account and tossed cash to a crowd of people, an event that was captured on YouTube.

The video was played for the jury, according to the Sun-Times.

Qaw’mane Wilson was sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday.
Qaw’mane Wilson was sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday. (Chicago Police Department)