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Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Teen is 2nd suspect in missing woman's death

By Mary Pat Flaherty

Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police arrested 17-year-old Johnnie Sweet, of the District on Tuesday and charged him as an adult with felony murder (kidnapping) in the Aug. 2 death of Latisha Frazier, 18.

Sweet was the second suspect charged in the alleged killing which had haunted Frazier's family since they first reported her missing Aug. 4 and spent weeks passing out fliers trying to locate her.

On Jan. 22, Brian A. Gaither, 23, of the District was charged with second degree murder in the case. In charging documents, police said that Gaither put Frazier in a chokehold but that she was alive when he released her when she was part of a group of people in an apartment in the 1700 block of Trenton Place SE. Police also said a witness told them Gaither was angry because Frazier allegedly had taken money from one of his friends.

Frazier was from the 4200 block of South Capitol Street, SE. Her remains have not been located.



By Mary Pat Flaherty  | February 2, 2011; 12:11 PM ET
Categories:  Homicide, Mary Pat Flaherty, The District, Updates  
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Comments

What about the treacherous young black females that jumped the girl before the choking took place. There had to have been more witnesses. I guess they'll sort out all the lies and continue making charges the way they did in the Betts case.

The dumbaskes. Quick to commit a crime with a bunch of idiots who they feel are closer to them than their own family only to have them turn witness against them after the put them under the hot lights.

Posted by: keedrow | February 2, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

No honor amongst thieves and murders. Cowards them all. I'm so sick of it; May all involved suffer the same fate....death by strangulation and buried in an unmarked grave...or eaten alive by vultures. Who raised these animals?

Posted by: Pstacy | February 2, 2011 10:27 PM | Report abuse

http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/mpdc/section/2/release/21082

4 arrests total. The 1 adult, and three juveniles (1 male, 2 females).

Posted by: DWash30851 | February 3, 2011 1:20 AM | Report abuse

http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/mpdc/section/2/release/21082

4 arrests total. The 1 adult, and three juveniles (1 male, 2 females).

Posted by: DWash30851 | February 3, 2011 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Good reasons for birth control...

Posted by: 10bestfan | February 3, 2011 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Uh oh it's going to be rough with a last name like "Sweet" in the joint.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | February 3, 2011 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Girls should be paid for the babies they don't have.

Prison will be the wake up call they should have gotten a long time ago. have fun.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 3, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Girls should be paid for the babies they don't have.

Prison will be the wake up call they should have gotten a long time ago. Have fun!

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 3, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

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