The Washington Post

Suspect in slaying of D.C. principal due for sentencing

Brian K. Betts. (Nikki Kahn)

Update: The sentencing of Sharif Lancaster, originally scheduled for Thursday, was moved to January.

Original item: A suspect in the slaying of D.C. middle school principal Brian K. Betts two years ago is due in court today for sentencing.

Sharif Lancaster is one of four people who were originally charged with murder in the case.

Lancaster, who was 19 at the time of the slaying, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of robbery and using a gun in a violent crime.

He faces up to 35 years in prison.


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