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Former Germantown Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Kitchen House Way Murder

The man who was found guilty of murder for his for his involvement in a Germantown home invasion and shooting has been sentenced to 50 years in prison by a Montgomery County judge.

Police also believe that he is responsible for the killing of another man in Prince Georges County while he was on the run after the first shooting.

On Friday, Oct. 12 it was announced that Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Gary Blair sentenced Furl John Williams, 25, of Southeast Washington, D.C, formerly of McFarlin Drive in Germantown to life in prison suspend all but 50 years for the murder of 19-year-old Amaru Amir Santos Johnson and the shooting of three other people in a townhouse at 12839 Kitchen House Way.

"This sentence holds Mr. Williams accountable and gives his victims time to get on with their lives free from fear," said State's Attorney John McCarthy. In making the announcement, McCarthy thanked Assistant State's Attorneys Marybeth Ayres and Peter Larson for their prosecution of the case.

Williams was the second suspect to either be found guilty or plead guilty to crimes connected with this incident. In December of 2017, 25-year-old Clarksburg resident, Eric Anthony Lee pleaded guilty to two counts of Armed Robbery and four counts of First Degree Assault. He remains in the Montgomery County Correctional Center awaiting sentencing.

According to police, shortly before 1:00 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017, Eric Lee and Furl Williams went to the Kitchen House Way address, where Johnson and two other shooting victims were waiting outside. The charging documents state that Lee told police that it was Williams who walked up to the front of the residence and began “shooting in the direction of the victims.”