COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Jailed rapper Qaw'mane Wilson is not dead despite Internet rumors to the contrary, the Cook County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday.
The 26-year-old rapper known as Young Q.C. has been in county custody, awaiting trial, since late 2013 when he was charged with murdering his mother, 45-year-old Yolanda Holmes.
Prosecutors allege Wilson orchestrated a robbery that led to Holmes' murder in 2012. As her only child and sole beneficiary, Wilson then lived large on insurance payouts and Holmes' life savings, prosecutors said.
On Wednesday, the website Channel Hip Hop posted a note claiming Wilson had been murdered in jail. The site claims Wilson was sexually assaulted and brutally stabbed in a shower.
But a spokeswoman with the Cook County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said Wilson was still alive and well.
There have been no recent incident reports linked to Wilson, the sheriff's office said.
Wilson appeared in the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Monday morning for a routine status appearance. His next court date is slated for March 1.
No trial date has been set.
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