Oxon Hill man gets 25-year sentence in murder
An Oxon Hill man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday in connection with the murder of another man last year, authorities said.
Wysan Longstreet, 29, who also spent time in Newark, N.J., had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Rene Belasco, 24, also of Oxon Hill, the Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office said. Belasco's case drew some attention last year when a co-defendant, 18-year-old Sean Sykes, was released to his mother by a judge after he was initially ordered held on a $1.5 million bond.
Sykes has also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is scheduled to be sentenced next month, prosecutors said.
A witness picked Longstreet out of a photo array as the person who fought and stabbed Belasco, prosecutors said. On the night of the crime, Feb. 24, 2009, Belasco’s body was dragged through the front doors of an apartment complex on Kennebec Street and left in plain view, prosescutors said.
— Matt Zapotosky
Washington Post editors
June 3, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
Categories: From the Courthouse , Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's
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