A man in Chicago’s West Side is being charged for arranging to have his mother killed in order to gain access to more than $90,000 from her bank accounts.
Qawmane Wilson, 24, was reportedly arrested Sunday after it was determined that he was responsible for the shooting and stabbing death of Yolanda Holmes, 45, in September of 2012.
Wilson (pictured) reportedly told police that “financial gain” was his motivation for the murder. After his mother’s death, Wilson collected nearly $90,000 from her bank accounts, according to court documents.
Two other accomplices were also arrested for their involvement in the murder, notes the Tribune.
Eugene Spencer, 22, had reportedly been hired to kill the woman. He has been charged with first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Loriana Johnson, 23, served as Spencer’s driver and has been charged with murder and home invasion.
Both accomplices reportedly admitted to their roles in the murder.
Holmes, a former hairstylist at Nappy Headzsalon, was reportedly a popular, well-respected member of the community. She often held back-to-school parties and community events at her salon, DNA Info notes.
“She is a very good person,” Joseph Adibu, owner of Broadway Super Coin Laundry, told the Tribune. “For that to happen to her is a blow to a lot of us. It’s very painful.”
“I just don’t see who would do something to her,” said Ayonna Anderson, one of Holmes’ stylists. “I just don’t understand.”
The trio was ordered held without bail Monday by Judge Adam Bourgeois, Jr,.who reportedly called the murder a “heinous act.”