(BBC) – An aspiring rapper has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying to have his mother killed.
30-year-old Qaw’mane Wilson – who performed under the name Young QC, ordered a hitman to kill Yolanda Holmes back in 2012.
He was convicted on Friday in Chicago alongside the hitman Eugene Spencer, who received a 100 year sentence.
The court heard how Wilson cleared his mum’s bank accounts out after her death.
“The word is ‘matricide,’ meaning murder of one’s own mother,” Cook County Judge Stanley Sacks said 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.”