A woman who stabbed her brother to death after he allegedly criticized “Anaconda” hit maker Nicki Minaj is facing seven years imprisonment after her sentence was read on Monday.
The accused, Angela Hallmon, now 55, reportedly stabbed her brother, Edward Hallmon on December 21, 2013 at their home in the 5300 block of Northland Avenue after a heated discussion over Nicki Minaj. Both Angela and Edward were drunk at the time of the incident, and Edward apparently made remarks about Minaj, which angered the suspect.
Insulting Nicki Minaj led St. Louis woman to fatally stab brother; she gets 7 years https://t.co/fqVrkUBVRi
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What Edward said about Nicki Minaj that provoked Angela remains unclear. She stabbed her brother in the chest with a knife, putting him in grave condition.
Police records stated that Angela hid the weapon, and onlookers claimed she had cleaned up her brother’s blood from the crime scene. The woman was immediately arrested at the scene.
She was initially charged with first-degree domestic assault, evidence tampering, and two counts of armed criminal action afterwards. However, prosecutors in July 2015 upgraded the charges to second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and two counts of evidence tampering after her brother, who had been in a state of coma since the incident, died on March 8. And because the amount of time between the stabbing and his death is less than 18 months, his death was counted as a homicide.
On Monday, the avid fan of Nicki Minaj pleaded guilty to a “reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter, armed criminal action, and evidence tampering as part of a plea agreement,” according to stltoday.com.
“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 reportedly indicated in the said plea agreement.