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Posted at 3:47 PM ET, 05/ 3/2010

Two men arrested in Betts murder

By Washington Post editors

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
9:51 a.m.

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
9:40 a.m.

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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By Washington Post editors  | 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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Don't talk, you walk.

Posted by: hc2254 | May 3, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

...what, CraigsList is still legal? I can't believe it!

Just makes me think about that VP who said that children shouldn't have Facebook accounts LOL

Posted by: dubya1938 | May 3, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I have no doubt that when we get to the bottom of this, it will be George Bush's fault.

Posted by: pmendez | May 3, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Nah, George Bush was always pushing education. It's gonna turn out to be part of the power play between Rhee & the teachers' union.

Posted by: Bob-S | May 3, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I hope this arrest leads to finding the killer. From the way the story is written, police don't think she is the killer but can lead police to the culprit. Make sure you dot all your eyes and cross all your tees. You don't want the guilty party to be released because of a mistake.

Posted by: skinfreak | May 3, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

According to CNN the woman arrested was using Betts' credit cards.

Posted by: buffysummers | May 3, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

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