Pennsylvania police arrest woman with ‘bad temper’ accused of fatally shooting mother’s fiancé, police say

Source: MEGA; Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Jan. 3 2022, Published 2:46 p.m. ET

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Law enforcement in Pennsylvania arrested a woman accused of fatally shooting her mother’s fiancé on New Year’s Eve, authorities said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, police responded to a Lower Merion apartment building in connection to a verbal dispute between Joi Furman and Adrionne Reaves, the Delco Times reported.

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The pair agreed to keep apart that evening and officers left.

According to law enforcement officials, Reaves called his daughter to pick him up in the area but he returned to the apartment building’s parking lot to look for keys he misplaced.

Surveillance video police recovered shows Reaves in the apartment building lobby with his fiancée, her mother, Florence Furman, and a third person just before 10 p.m.

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In the footage, Reaves collapsed and a short time later, police alleged, his fiancée’s daughter, 24-year-old Samiyah Williams of Philadelphia, wearing all black with a hoodie pulled over her head, exits the building’s lobby, the Delco Times reported

Responding officers found Reaves dead from a gunshot wound to the head, WCAU reported.

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According to an arrest warrant obtained by the Delco Times, Joi Furmam allegedly said her daughter, Williams, was her fiancé's killer. The document claims Furman also made several statements while in transit to the Lower Merion police station: “I’m going to lose two people,” “God, my child has a bad temper,” and “I told her don’t bring that here.”

Williams faces charges of first- and third-degree murder and possessing an instrument of crime.

Williams' arrest was announced on Jan. 3.


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