THE DISTRICT

Sentencing in Slaying A Northwest Washington man was sentenced yesterday to 43 years in prison in the 2001 homicide of a man in the 2800 block of Sherman Avenue NW.

Amon R. Hamlin, 22, mistakenly believed that Jason Faison, 28, had been involved in the killing of Hamlin's brother two months earlier, prosecutors said. Faison was shot eight times as he talked on a pay phone, first with a semiautomatic pistol and then with a revolver, prosecutors said.

Hamlin, of the 1600 block of Euclid Street NW, was convicted of murder by a jury in March and was sentenced by Judge Rhonda Reid Winston.

MARYLAND

Standoff Ends Sheriff's deputies broke down a door yesterday to end a four-hour standoff with a Frederick man who had barricaded himself in his hotel room, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said.

The sheriff's office said Alan J. Dorsey Jr., 22, was wanted on three arrest warrants for drug dealing and illegal possession of a handgun. At 4 a.m. yesterday, they learned that Dorsey had barricaded himself inside a second-floor hotel room at the Travelodge in the 200 block of Walser Drive, said Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

After four hours of trying to talk with Dorsey, who would not respond to negotiators, the office's Special Services Team burst into the room and arrested Dorsey and Ryan Ritter, 24, of Frederick, who was charged with harboring a fugitive, the sheriff's office said.

Compiled from reports by staff writers and the Associated Press.