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|Origin||San Francisco, California|
|1993 - 2006|
|Labels||SMC Records, Thizz Entertainment|
Andre Dow (known by his stage name Mac Minister) is an American rapper who was found guilty for the murder of Kansas City rappers Anthony "Fat-Tone" Watkins and Jermaine "Cowboy" Akins in Las Vegas, Nevada in May 2005.
Mac Minister was profiled on an episode of America's Most Wanted, allegedly responsible for the murder of Anthony "Fat-Tone" Watkins in Las Vegas, Nevada, in retaliation for the murder of Bay Area hip-hop icon Mac Dre. After a 10-month manhunt, Mac was apprehended by Andrew Thirlaway on the evening of March 2, 2006 while hiding out in a San Francisco apartment, becoming AMW Direct Result Capture #879.
Mac Minister is from San Francisco California Fillmore District, San Francisco neighborhood also known as "The Fillmore" "FILLMOE" "the Moe" and "Choppa Chop" . He lived in the Marcus Garvey/Martin Luther King Jr housing complex and his apartment was entered in two police raids in 1999, one in which his pitbull was shot and killed by the police officers.
Minister, real name Andre Dow and age 37, was convicted along with his friend Jason "Corleone" Mathis of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. The trial lasted less than a week. Both men received sentences of life without parole.
The bodies of the victims were later found riddled with AK-47 bullets at a construction site outside of Las Vegas. MGM Grand security cameras documented Minister leaving the hotel with two men just hours before the slaying.
Police immediately sought to question him, but the veteran rapper went on the lam, prompting a 10-month manhunt. The case was featured prominently on America's Most Wanted before Mac's capture on March 2, 2006.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on July 31, 2008.