Four suspects indicted in Betts killing
A Montgomery County grand jury on Thursday indicted four suspects in connection with the slaying of well-known D.C. principal Brian Betts.
Police previously charged the four with murder.. The indictment moves the case from District Court to Circuit Court, where murders are tried.
Betts, 42, was found shot to death inside his Silver Spring home on April 15.
According to court records, the four -- Sharif T. Lancaster, Alante Saunders and Deontra Q. Gray, all 18, and Joel Johnson, 19 -- all were indicted on counts of:
- Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon
- Robbery with a dangerous weapon
- Use of handgun while committing a violent crime
- Credit card theft
- Unauthorized use of a credit card.
David Felsen, an attorney for Saunders, and Barbara Graham, an attorney for Gray, said Friday they had not yet seen evidence in the case, and they declined to comment.
Attorneys for Lancaster and Johnson couldn't be reached.
May 28, 2010; 3:38 PM ET
Categories: Dan Morse , From the Courthouse , Montgomery
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