Lil Jay was sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder, intent to kill and injure on Wednesday, July 24. He was transported from Cook County Jail to Stateville Correctional Center on Thursday, Aug. 30, and later to Shawnee Correctional Center.
Lil Jay is eligible for parole on April 12, 2022, but his official release date is April 12, 2024.
Lil Jay was charged with murder for the shooting death of 25-year-old Filmon N. Rezene.
Rezene appeared in Jay’s “Faneto (GMix)” music video.
Lil Jay was arrested alongside Butta, Roshinda Young, Monique Lane-Calhoun and Brittany Dupree.
Rezene was shot in self-defense following an argument with a then-22-year-old man in Calumet City. Lil Jay, Rezene and the group allegedly went to purchase marijuana from the 22-year-old man, but an argument ultimately erupted. The group left and returned with a firearm provided by Rezene’s girlfriend Young.
The 22-year-old was shot four times but was also armed and fired back at Rezene, who was struck “several” times, prosecutors told the Sun-Times.
Lil Jay, Young, Lane-Calhoun and Butta were arrested at the scene after police spoke with the 22-year-old victim and witnesses. Police later arrested Dupree after spotting her leaving Lil Jay’s apartment with a bag of handguns, including two used in the shooting.
Rezene died May 15 from his injuries in Stroger Hospital.