A West Side man arranged the murder of his mother, a well-known owner of a beauty salon in Uptown, to gain access to more than $90,000 from her bank accounts and the proceeds from two of her life insurance policies, authorities said today.
In May, he posted a video to his YouTube account that has gotten more than 8,600 views and shows him “giving back to his fans.” The video shows him hop out of a car in the parking lot of a West Side Chase Bank. He talks about withdrawing $20,000 “just to show people I’m on a whole other level with this.”
Then Wilson heads inside the bank and emerges with stacks and stacks of hundred dollar bills. The video soon cuts to his “fans,” in a frenzy as he launches the cash in the air at another location.
Qawmane Wilson(Young QC), 24, of the 0-100 block of North Mayfield Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, has been charged with murder and home invasion in the death of his mother, Yolanda Holmes, 45, in September of 2012, authorities said.
Charged with Wilson are Eugene Spencer, 22, of the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street, who prosecutors said killed Holmes, and Loriana Johnson, 23, of the 300 block of East 131st Place, who served as Spencer’s driver.
All three were ordered held without bail today by Judge Adam Bourgeois, Jr., who called the slaying a “heinous act.”
Holmes, the owner of the Nappy Headzsalon, was killed about 4:15 a.m. Sept. 2 at her home in the 1000 block of West Montrose Avenue, authorities said. An autopsy showed she died of multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to her head.
Wilson was arrested Sunday after a police investigation determined he had arranged to “have his mother murdered,” police said. He was charged with murder and home invasion.
Assistant State’s Attorney Maura White said Wilson, who has his mother’s name tattooed on his right shoulder according to court records, liquidated his mother’s bank accounts, valued at over $90,000, a week after her death. He was also the beneficiary of two of her life insurance policies.
Cell phone records revealed that Wilson called Spencer and Johnson “before, during and after the murder,” White said. Both Wilson and Spencer admitted to their roles in the scheme, she said.
Spencer, arrested Monday, is charged with first degree murder, home invasion, and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He shot Holmes, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.
Johnson, who police said drove Spencer to and from the crime scene, was also arrested Monday and charged with murder and home invasion.