Young Money rapper Flow was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, after being convicted of the 2015 double murder of brothers Kendred and Kendrick Bishop.
The New Orleans rapper, who was signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label, appeared in court yesterday to hear his fate.
Flow, real name Widner Degruy, listened as Criminal District Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier sentenced him to life without the benefit of parole on each of the second-degree murder charges, and to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder. She also sentenced Flow to 40 years for obstruction of justice, and 30 years for conspiracy to obstruct justice.
He could have been sentenced to death, so the sentencing was actually pretty lenient.
Flow was convicted by a jury with an 11-1 verdict on two counts of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit second-degree murder on April 8.
Police found the bodies of Kendrick, 22, and Kendred Bishop, 18, in a car on May 25, 2015, in New Orleans’ East Side. The pair had been shot inside a black Kia vehicle.
According to prosecutors, Flow killed the brothers because he thought they stole $8,000 and two guns from his girlfriend’s car a week earlier.
In an impact statement read before Criminal District Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier handed down Degruy’s sentence, the brothers’ mother, Sherry Strauss, said her children were her “everything.”
Assistant District Attorney Irena Zajickova read the statement on Strauss’ behalf as she sat in the gallery of the courtroom.
“In the beginning, I hated you,” Strauss wrote. “I considered you a monster. Today, I no longer hate you. I feel sorry for you.”