Right After Having His Mother Killed, Young Man Emptied All of Her Bank Accounts

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by Barry Burch Jr.

Blood may be thicker than water, but what about money?  For one man from the West Side of Chicago, the answer is “(insert explication here) no.”

Qawmane Wilson (far left), 24, made the terrible decision to arrange his mother’s murder in order to receive access to her more than $90,000, as reported by Bossip.  Wilson’s mother, a popular member of her community owned a beauty salon in Uptown.  According to authorities, between bank accounts and the proceeds from her two life insurance policies, Wilson’s mother was going to leave behind approximately $90,000 following her death.

The incident occurred in September of 2012, according to police, and Wilson was charged with murder and home invasion in the unfortunate death of his mother, Yolanda Holmes.  She was 45.

The plan seemed to be somewhat elaborate as Wilson had two accomplices, including a getaway driver.  Eugene Spencer, 22, is said by prosecutors to be the actual hand behind Holmes’ killing, and Loriana Johnson, 23, was the driver for Spencer.

Judge Adam Bourgeois, Jr. referred to what the three alleged conspirators did as a “heinous act.”  All were held without bail today.

The judge’s words are fitting as Holmes, the owner of the Nappy Headzsalon, was killed brutally at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 2, while in her home, according to police.  An autopsy reveals she was stabbed repeatedly and also received a gunshot to the head.

Wilson was arrested on Sunday following a police investigation which concluded he indeed arranged to “have his mother murdered,” police said.

According to Assistant State’s Attorney Maura White, Wilson liquidated each of his mother’s bank accounts that had a collective value of over $90,000.  He did so no more than a week after her death.  He was also the beneficiary of her two life insurance policies.

How’s that for motive?

Cell phone records compounded the problem for the alleged conspirators, as phone records show that Wilson made calls to Spencer “before, during and after the murder,” said White.  Both of the suspected men confessed to their involvement in the murder plot, she said.

Spencer, who was arrested on Monday, has been charged with first degree murder, home invasion, and aggravated discharge of a firearm.  According to a statement from the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs, Spencer shot Holmes.

Johnson, too, was charged with murder and home invasion.  She was arrested on Monday as well.  Police said she drove Spencer to and from the crime scene.

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  1. Carolyn M.

    December 26, 2013 at 11:38 am


  2. Weslin1

    December 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    This is very sad & sorry excuse for today black youth. So be aware of your children. Try to ensure they are becoming productive citizens. Don’t let them be come just lazy hip hop want to be’s. Thug life is not a productive life. Try to ensure they are getting the best education possible. And not let them think they have to sit around to get what you have. Teach them they have to make a productive life for themselves. So they won’t have to be some sorry excuse for black people. Now they are going to rot in prison if someone don’t kill them first for doing something so stupid.

  3. marcus davis

    December 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Bloody sickening ,this current generation is’nt worth a shit.What a thing to do to your own mother.Its just unthinkable that this little piece of shit could do a thing like that.

  4. Eric Matteson

    December 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    We are definitely in the last and evil days.

  5. jeane kirklen

    December 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    He should get life in prison without the possibility of parole along with the others involved. Let them all think about what they did for the rest of their nature lives.

  6. chalon

    December 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Chop him up, death penalty for all

  7. dee

    December 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    them niggas need to work nobody want to work anymore sad just hussle

  8. cgqueen

    December 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Sad! Sad! Sad! It’s great to have money but never at the expense of loosing someone who gave birth to you as your mother. What money does to the minds of those who lust after material and the wrong things in life. This guy is heartless, no conscious and should never be free to live in society again. If he can plot to kill someone as precious as his own mother for money, imagine what this beast would do to someone else if release back into society. I say do away with all 3 of them.

  9. Ann G.

    December 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    This is as sick as a person can get, kill your mother? The woman that gave you life over $90,000 or a million for that matter. He deserves the death penalty and nothing less!

  10. paula

    December 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Moma probably worked hard all of her life and probably made sacrifices his ole but. If he is the only child she probably will themoney to him. This is a sad situation, he has to live with that for the rest of his life.

    • Satchel

      December 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      The mom was only 45 years old, she would more than likely out live him, assuming he was living the thug life. When you read about this 17 year old High school scholar/athlete in New Jersey, who has been the sole care giver for his disabled mother for over 5 years it just shows just how sick this young man is.

    • Robert Brown

      December 28, 2013 at 3:05 am

      Live with it for the rest of his life, I doubt that seriously, obviously he didn’t care anything about her for starters, if he had he would never had done this low life crime, this dog has no conscious period, caring about nothing and no one, a total 0, any way you look at it. The lowest of the lowest scum.

  11. Love Thy Neighbor

    December 27, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I bet he would have pissed all that money away in a matter of months. Parties, drugs, drink, etc., etc., etc. Then he would have been looking for someone else to murder for money.

  12. soulshadow55

    December 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Supposedly, he wanted the money to start a career as a rapper!! What would he have rapped about – killing his mom??? Maybe if he had asked her respectfully she would have given him the money to do it. And in this date and age of Youtube and personal recording equipment he could have done it on his own and sold the CD’s out of the trunk of his car or his mom’s beauty salon. I mean it was stupidly done – everyone knows that you can track cell phone calls, and to close all of her accounts and take all of the money within a week – that’s like flashing a red light on yourself!! What a waste, such a sad story.

    • Love Thy Neighbor

      December 27, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Yeah, like I said, “parties, drugs, drink, etc., etc., etc.”

  13. Brian Cook

    December 27, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    YOUR MOTHER???? What in the world is wrong with the children of today??? There is a rise in attacks on family by family and this is another sickness that has infected the minds of our young people .There is such a sadness to this particular story because this mother, business leader and independent lady fulfilled her dream of owning her own business and was able to provide a excellent lifestyle for her son. Apparently, people sometimes over spoil their kids and they grow up lazy, greedy and weak.

    In this case, I most certainly see weakness. A parent might not notice or ignore the signs of something being wrong with their child. This nut has to have a mental problem. How can you kill or have someone kill the person that loved you into this world. This is so wrong and I feel for your mother’s soul. The evil you committed goes against all grains of understanding. You don’t deserve no love and the death penalty is too good for you. You need to sit in a prison cell for the rest of your life and think about what you did. Every time Mother’s Day comes around I hope you feel it in your bones. You are the one of the dumbest people on this Earth and the guy who pulled the trigger on your mom is the worst friend a person could ever have. He will suffer with you. I am sure the guys in the prison are waiting on you. You will have to fend for yourself without a gun and I know you going to wish you had never stepped out line. This is major and you just committed one of the worse criminal acts in the world. To take the life of your mother for some personal pleasure is stupid and dumb. The real value of love will hit you like a brick wall. I know you might even attempt to end your own life once you realize the magnitude of your crimes. May God have mercy on your soul. Life is over for you as you know it and wanted it to be. So now you must live with your decision and action. The one person who had your back the most, most likely was your mother!!!! Shame on you!!!!

  14. cordell irving

    December 28, 2013 at 3:24 am

    this dude looks softer than the getaway driver,they don’t need to kill him they need to put his girly ass in G.P.and let the inmates deal wit him.

  15. dea

    December 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Uhes all by himself in prison no visit from mommy no money on books.

  16. Dee

    December 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! You kill your own momma? WTF is going on with these young people?

  17. truthspks

    December 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Another Dumb F###### N word who should be execute as soon as possible. I’m telling you Black people if these degenerate N words aren’t exterminated as soon as possible they will destroy our race for good. Round up all of them along with every rapper male and female and shoot them all at sunrise.

    Case Closed.

  18. gerldinemilton

    December 29, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Who can you trust answer no one.

  19. Terry

    December 29, 2013 at 9:38 am


  20. Beautii

    December 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Youngqc …….Instagram

  21. l carter

    January 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    he was dead all ready when he considered doing this awful things to his mother !

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