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Man sentenced to 50-years for murdering victim inside his own home over drug debt

Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 15:32:56-04

TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — A judge has sentenced a man to 50-years in prison for a deadly home invasion.

David Emmanuel Johnson was convicted of murdering Monday Makonnen at his Randallstown home on December 2, 2017.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Makonnen had owed Johnson a drug debt.

Johnson forced his way into Makonnen's home on Nemo Road, and shot him six times in the head, neck, and chest while he was in bed watching television.

Detectives found Johnson's fingerprints in the part of the home he'd broken into.

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Prosecutors also discovered cellphone and social media links to a violent street group.

The State was asking the judge to sentence Johnson to life plus 25-years behind bars. Instead the judge handed down a life sentence with all but 50-years of that suspended.

Johnson had already been on probation for felony assault when he murdered Makonnen.