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Suspect in Brian Betts slaying case extradited to Montgomery

Montgomery County detectives on Thursday transported Artura O. Williams, the mother of an 18-year-old charged in the slaying of D.C. principal Brian Betts, to Montgomery County from the District, officials said.

Williams, 46, of the 5300 block of 5th Street NW, has been charged with trying to use a credit card stolen from Betts's home at a Giant food store in Silver Spring.

Williams. (Montgomery Police)

Detectives brought the charges after tracking her movements through surveillance images and rental car records, according to police.

Williams awaits a District Court review to determine her bond status, police said.

Betts was found shot to death in his upstairs bedroom on April 15.

-- Dan Morse

By Dan Morse  |  May 6, 2010; 3:49 PM ET
Categories:  Dan Morse , Montgomery , Updates  
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Moms Williams will be spending Mothers Day in a MoCo jail! PERFECT! Can't think of a better place for her to be!

Posted by: DecafDrinker | May 6, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Because there is no such charge as "attempted murder after the fact". You cannot make up laws as you go along.

Posted by: MKadyman | May 7, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Bet she use to be someone's honey
Now that mug ain't so darn funny

Ma Williams you screwed without protection one too many times and now the MoCo po-po got your goodies except you ain't no more good for da hoodrats either.

Posted by: foxxmacpryor | May 7, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Wow. It never ceases to amaze the amount of ignorance on these boards.

Posted by: Is_this_thing_on | May 7, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm very anxious to hear her explanation of how she got the card and why she used it - did she find it in her son's room and just have a lapse of judgement and used it or did he outright give it to her etc.

Posted by: blackman1 | May 7, 2010 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Well, Miss Williams is going to come out better than her killer son is. She'll probably get like 18 months, but her son is looking at spending the rest of his natural life behind bars. They could have got a job if they really wanted to get a pair of NIKE shoes or shop at Giant.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | May 7, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Oh even though Mr. Betts is no longer living doesn't mean he wasn't all that great of a person like all of you all would love to believe. Mr. Betts might have wanted best for his kids during the day, but Mr. Betts had a secret side too which ended up getting him killed. I'm trying to think how many of you parents out there would've aloud you kid to spend the night with Mr. Betts if you knew what he did at nights? The man might have been a great principal and loved his kids, but the killers just didn't happened to run into Mr. Betts house and kill him, he let them know where he lived at and he paid a terrible price, his life.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | May 7, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

She was probably the one on the sex line with Betts.

Posted by: steampunk | May 7, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

She was probably the one on the sex line with Betts.

Posted by: steampunk


I don't know if you posted the above in jest, but it is an interesting theory that she was part of the entire rouse. And regarding MKadymans comment that there is no such law as "murder after the fact," the intent of my comment is that she is as morally culpable as her son for the victim's murder. It is ludicrous to believe that she wouldn't have known that he killed Betts.

Posted by: wjfreeman1 | May 7, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

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