Following his conviction last week for first-degree murder in the slayings of Anthony Fat Tone Watkins and Jermaine Cowboy Atkins, Bay Area rapper Andre Mac Minister Dow has been sentenced today (July 31) to life without the possibility of parole.
Co-defendant Jason Mathis, who prosecutors accuse of conspiring and carrying out the slayings with Mac, was also sentenced to life without parole.
Kansas City natives Fat Tone and Cowboy were murdered by AK-47s in a remote construction area on the outskirts of Las Vegas in 2005.
They were lured to the town with a promise by an unidentified party that they would get a chance to network with Snoop Doggs camp for a possible record deal.
The murders are thought to be in retaliation for the 2004 killing of popular Bay artist Mac Dre.
While cleared by police, Fat Tone is widely thought to be responsible. Mathis was defiant at the sentencing, stating he felt no remorse for the brutal murders since he is innocent.
He also promised to appeal the verdict.
Im not going to put on no façade for nobody. Im not going to do no 40 years, Mathis vowed to the court. You give me life without parole, my mentality is gonna be like f**k it, excuse me. You give me 40 to life, my mentality is gonna be the exact same way.
The families of Anthony Fat Tone Watkins and Jermaine Cowboy Atkins have not released a statement regarding the convictions at press time.