Two men arrested in Betts murder
Two men have been arrested and charged in the slaying of D.C. principal Brian Betts, a law enforcement source close to the investigation said, Crime Scene reports.
Both suspects are in their late teens or early 20s and authorities know of no obvious connection to Betts before the day of the slaying, the source said.
The arrests came after authorities on Monday morning charged a 46-year-old District woman with using Betts's credit card. One of those charged in the killing is the woman's son, the source said.
D.C. woman arrested in Betts murder case
Montgomery County police arrested a District woman Monday morning in connection with the killing of school principal Brian Betts, a police spokeswoman said, and have served two search warrants at residences in separate parts of Washington, Crime Scene reports.
The woman in police custody is 46-years-old and is not specifically charged with the slaying of Betts, Montgomery police spokeswoman Lucille Baur said.
But the woman is charged with counts "related to the Betts investigation," Baur said, though she declined to provide details. The woman's name was not released.
Betts was found shot to death in his home in Silver Spring on April 15. He was the principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson in the District.
-- Tom Jackman and Dan Morse
Arrest in the Brian Betts murder
Montgomery County police have taken a 46-year-old D.C. woman into custody in connection with the homicide of a District middle school principal, sources say.
The woman has been charged with crimes related to the death of Brian Betts, the Shaw Middle School principal found shot in his home April 15. The woman has not been charged with Betts murder, sources said.
Stay with the Post for more details as the story develops.
-- Dan Morse
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| May 3, 2010; 3:47 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland | Tags: Brian Betts, Dan Morse, Maryland, Middle school, Montgomery County, Montgomery County Maryland, Police
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