Regional roundup: D.C. man gets 25 years in killing

THE DISTRICT

Man sentenced to 25 years in killing

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A District man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for the 2011 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man during a robbery after a craps game.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Ronna L. Beck pronounced the sentence on William Faison, 23, who in June had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the killing of Jeffrey Covington of the District.

Prosecutors said Covington and his father, Jeffrey Blount, were part of a craps game in the 600 block of 46th Place SE on July 2, 2011. Authorities said Faison approached Blount with a .38-caliber revolver and tried to rob him. Covington, prosecutors said, tried to intervene on behalf of his father, and Faison shot him once in the upper chest

— Keith L. Alexander

Body is found in Potomac River

D.C. police and fire officials recovered a body Friday from the Potomac River near the Watergate complex.

Authorities said they found the body about 1:45 p.m. near a retaining wall.

Police did not know whether the body was that of a man or woman.

— Clarence Williams

VIRGINIA

Police say man attacked girlfriend

An Arlington woman was assaulted and strangled by her boyfriend Thursday night while she was holding her small child, police said Friday.

“When she tried to leave the apartment, he grabbed her, pulled her back and held her at knife point,” Arlington Police Lt. Mike Watson said.

She was able to get free and call 911, he said.

The attack occurred at 8:28 p.m. Thursday, in an apartment in the 4400 block of South 31st Street in Shirlington. Cliudio Olibio, 29, of Arlington, was been arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, strangulation and abduction. He is being held without bond.

— Rachel Weiner

Man arrested in shooting and standoff

Fredericksburg police arrested a 50-year-old man after he shot his neighbor and barricaded himself in an apartment for six hours, authorities said Friday.

Police said charges were pending against Michael Allen Bailey of Fredericksburg.

The incident began just before 9 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Cowan Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a 52-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and back outside his apartment. He was taken to a hospital.

Bailey and the victim had had many prior disputes, according to police.

— Dana Hedgpeth

 
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