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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

By Washington Post editors  |  June 3, 2010; 5:26 PM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Homicide , Matt Zapotosky , Pr. George's  
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Another example of Afro-Americans who think it is cooler to carry a gun than to have a real job and a loving family. And it all stems from fatherless youth who dont get a proper upbringing.They hang around together and deal.They can get a gun in minutes,whist they are still mad at someone.
Black America has to fix itself first.Give a kid a DAD and it works wonders.

Posted by: captgrumpy | June 3, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Sir,

where in the article does it mention either man had a gun? I plainly see it reported as A STABBING. you sound like someone with a chip on your shoulder. Do you have any advice regarding Afro-Americans with knives? hmmmmm.

Posted by: Just_An_Observer | June 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

@captgrumpy...How many kids do you volunteer with? white children have parental issues too. your comments show the depth of your duplicity. talk a good game but words are cheap. What did that opinion cost you? fix yourself!

Posted by: skipfrmdc | June 3, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I really feel sorry for "grumpy" because he or she is judging the race of these people because the crime happen in Prince George's County. Even thought, over 50/% of the county's population is African American in Prince George's County, there are a number of Whites, Latinos and other races that live in the county. I reread this article three times and I could not see which race these people were.

Posted by: dcmpvdaddy | June 4, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Captgrumpy you made yourself look like a real DONKEY this morning. I guess you wait for stories about Prince George's County. What an IDIOT you are.

Posted by: access11 | June 4, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

I THINK THE HEARTLESS BASTERED GOT WHAT HE DESERVES, AND THAT'S NOT EVEN ENOUGH TIME FOR ME. HE KILLED NOT ONLY A LOVING SON, BUT A BROTHER, A NEPHEW, A COUSIN AND A FATHER OF TWO AND A FRIEND. RENE BELASCO WAS A KIND AND JOYFUL PERSON, WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR, AND BROUGHT JOY AND HAPPINESS TO PEOPLE WHOM HE LOVED AND LOVED HIM. NOW ME AND MY FAMILY CAN FINALY HAVE JUSTICE AND PEACE. REST IN PEACE BIG BROTHER(RENE BELASCO). YOU ARE FOREVER LOVED AND WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED! *TEARS*

Posted by: kaylabelasco | June 4, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

@ Grumpy. What do you recommend for a White lacross player in college with a so called good up-bringing and a two parent household that beats a woman to death?

Posted by: maeast | June 4, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Grumpy has no idea what he's talking about, blaming race and fathers. These thugs were in the 20s! Grumpy needs to read Maeast's post. He also needs to think about those two well-off teens that shot up Columbine.

Posted by: merrittwj | June 4, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

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