Former Young Money artist Widner “Flow” Degruy had his fate sealed. The jailed hip-hop artist received a life sentence this week in court for his role in a 2015 murder.
According to reports, Flow received his punishment Tuesday (May 14) in a publicized double homicide case.
Criminal District Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier sentenced Flow to life in prison without the possibility of parole for each count of second-degree murder charges. He was also sentenced to an additional 30 years for conspiracy to commit murder, 40 years for obstruction of justice, and 30 years for conspiracy to obstruct justice. The sentencing arrived nearly one month after a jury convicted him in a 11-1 verdict on April 8, after deliberating for nearly 2 hours. (VIBE)
The hip-hop artist is convicted of killing two men with an affiliate.
Police say that 27-year-old Degruy and his associate Jonathan Evans shot two brothers, 22-year-old Kendrick and 18-year-old Kendred Bishop, as they sat inside a van. Authorities state that the found Degruy’s phone at the scene and surveillance footage shows him at the location, as well. Kendrick Bishop and Degruy were both aspiring rappers and even recorded music together. Investigators think the motive for the shooting stemmed from Degruy’s belief that the brothers stole guns and cash from him. (HNHH)
The victims’ mother made an appearance and had a statement read.
During the hearing, Assistant District Attorney Irena Zajickova read a statement on behalf of the victims’ mother, Sherry Strauss, who said her children were her “everything. Flow signed to Young Money Ent. in 2012, and made his first appearance on record with Lil Wayne on the song “Inkredible (Remix),” off the 2011 mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait. (XXL)
Back in 2015, Flow credited Young Money boss Lil Wayne and Louisiana native Curren$y for inspiring his career grind.