A woman in the United States who fatally stabbed her brother when he said something insulting about rapper Nicki Minaj was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.
Angela Hallmon stabbed her brother, Edward Hallmon, 55, on Dec. 21, 2013, during an argument about YouTube videos and “disparaging comments” about Minaj, court records say.
The siblings were intoxicated when Angela Hallmon, now 55, stabbed her brother in the chest at their home in the 5300 block of Northland Avenue, leaving him in a coma until his death March 8, 2015.
It is not clear what Edward Hallmon said about the woman Rolling Stone Magazine labeled the “Queen of Hip-Hop” in 2010. After being stabbed on an upper floor of the home, Edward Hallmon ran downstairs and sought help from relatives, who called 911. As other relatives were helping him, Angela Hallmon hid the knife and sopped up her brother’s blood in an upstairs hallway. Police showed up and arrested her.
Angela Hallmon was initially charged with domestic assault, armed criminal action and evidence tampering. Four months after Edward Hallmon’s death, prosecutors amended the charges to second-degree murder, armed criminal action and evidence tampering.
On Monday, she pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter, armed criminal action and evidence tampering as part of a plea agreement.
“Based on the defendant’s lack of criminal history and the facts of the case, the state and defense believe this is an appropriate disposition,” Assistant Circuit Attorney Angie E. Danis wrote in the plea agreement.