Xavier Farmer, has been sentenced to life suspend all but sixty years and five years of supervised probation. In April, Farmer was found guilty of the October 2017 first-degree murder of Terrill Kennedy. Farmer was also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.
Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) Charles Martin Fitzpatrick prosecuted this case.
On the night of October 15, 2017, homicide detectives responded to the 5200 Block of Cuthbert Avenue where they found an unresponsive male victim, Terrill Kennedy, lying on the ground. The shooting was reported by an officer who heard gunshots in the area while she was on patrol. Kennedy was transported to Sinai Hospital where he died. His death was ruled a homicide caused by 23 gunshot wounds.
Crime scene technicians processed the murder scene and found two live rounds, bullet fragments and a total of 25 fired cartridge casings from six different calibers.
During a police interview, a witness identified Xavier Farmer as one of the shooters responsible for Kennedy’s death. Police arrested Farmer—armed with a .40 handgun—in the vicinity of where the shooting occurred. A comparison conducted by the firearms unit confirmed that Farmer’s handgun matched shell casings from the murder scene.
“I am glad that justice was secured on Mr. Kennedy’s behalf and that his family was present to witness the judge deliver the consequences to the man—whose despicable actions—have brought them so much pain,” said State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby. “I also hope that this sentence brings comfort to the Arlington Community, who will no longer have to live amongst this menace in their neighborhoods.”