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Carl Williams’ murderers face life in prison

By Dan Hust
MONTICELLO — October 29, 2010 — Carl Williams loved playing the keyboard and turning out rap beats.
Known to friends as P.City, he was an aspiring music producer and had even created his own label, Point Blank Ent.
But on June 23, 2009, the 25-year-old Monticello father ended up being shot point blank by 16-year-old David Perkins, who with 17-year-old Ja’Quis Lowery and 25-year-old Lawrence Watson had tried to rob Williams near Shore Garden Apartments in Monticello.
Monticello and State Police worked with the District Attorney’s Office to track down the suspects and eventually elicited confessions from them.
Though the intent was not to kill Williams, Perkins and Lowery were armed with illegal handguns, one of which discharged, taking Williams’ life.
Earlier this year, Watson pled guilty and was sentenced to 22 years to life.
Lowery and Perkins pled guilty in August and were sentenced yesterday by County Court Judge Frank LaBuda.
According to DA Jim Farrell, Perkins received an aggregate sentence of 18 years to life in state prison and Lowery an aggregate sentence of 15 years to life.
“The violence on our streets must come to an end, and the sentences handed down today show that we will not tolerate those who engage in these actions, no matter their age,” said Farrell yesterday. “These two young men took a life, and for that, they must be held accountable.”

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