Wilson's father has been largely out of his life for at least 20 years. Wilson's father, Jeffrey Todd Wilson, is serving a life sentence in Statesville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Ill., for murder. The reputed West Side gang leader was arrested in 1993. Authorities accused him of setting fire to an apartment building in 1990 that killed two low-level crackhouse workers after the dealer who ran the drug den refused to pay a street tax of $500 to $1,000 a month. Holmes wanted to ensure that Wilson would never have to use gangster tactics to get what he wanted, his cousin Banks said. She didn't want "the streets swallowing him up. "She was a single parent who took so many steps to make sure he was OK," Banks said. "He grew up loved." Banks is now concerned about how Wilson's children might be affected by his potential incarceration. Although Banks knew he had at least on child, since the arrest she said she's learned of others.