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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 11/ 8/2010

Plea deal expected in D.C. teacher slaying

By Dan Morse

A 19-year-old District man described as the central figure in the slaying of school principal Brian Betts is expected to plead guilty to first-degree murder this afternoon, Crime Scene reports.

Prosecutors continue to have discussions with three remaining defendants in the case, although no deals have been reached with them, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the negotiations.

Betts, the well-known and well-liked former principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson, was killed inside his Silver Spring home in April. His death captured national attention because he had been a key figure in efforts to reform Washington D.C.'s schools.

By Dan Morse  | November 8, 2010; 11:10 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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What is the deal?

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