MARYLAND
Man is sentencedfor 2014 slaying

A 33-year-old Maryland man was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for a 2014 murder in Montgomery County in which the victim’s mother found the body.

“I believe, today, justice was served,” Patricia Harris, mother of Jonathan Harris of Silver Spring, said Wednesday after the sentencing of Dion Sobotker of Temple Hills.

Her son was 26, not much more than 100 pounds, and a survivor of open-heart surgery and two kidney transplants. His story was featured several years ago as part of an NBC “Today” program about organ donation.

Circuit Judge Gary Bair sentenced Sobotker to a life term but suspended all but 40 years.

Dan Morse

Two teens chargedin fatal shooting

Prince George's County police have arrested two teens in the fatal shooting of a man found slain in a car.

Christopher Pineda, 17, and Erik Parham Jr., 19, have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Alim Rahim, 22.

Rahim was found shot in a car in the 500 block of Harry S. Truman Drive at about 9:30 a.m. on May 8 and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The shooting appears to stem from a marijuana-related robbery. Pineda and Parham admitted their involvement and are in jail without bond, police said.

Pineda is charged as an adult.

Lynh Bui

VIRGINIA
Man struck at diner dies of his injuries

A pedestrian injured this month when a man deliberately drove a Hummer into a Silver Diner in McLean before setting himself on fire has died, police said.

Andrew Sheren, 74, of McLean was struck May 4 by the Hummer while walking into the diner in the 8100 block of Fletcher Street, according to Fairfax County police. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Sheren died Wednesday from complications from injuries suffered in the crash.

Police said they have arrest warrants for Samuel Ovie Abutoh, 59, of Springfield, for malicious wounding and felony destruction of property.

Abutoh, who drove the Hummer into the diner repeatedly before lighting himself on fire, is in a hospital. Warrants will be served upon his release, police said.

Justin Wm. Moyer

Man dies after being struck on Route 7

A man died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle on Route 7 in Virginia, police said.

Fairfax County police received a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at Route 7 and Glen Carlyn Drive at 3:40 p.m.

The driver stayed at the scene, police said.

Justin Wm. Moyer