D.C. Man Sentenced in Bus Stop Murder

Victim has just attended friend's funeral

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    A Washington, D.C., man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of a man at a bus stop.

    Jeffrey Britt, 19, pleaded guilty earlier this year in the murder of 21-year-old George Rawlings.

    Prosecutors say Rawlings had just left the funeral of a childhood friend on November 11, 2009, when he encountered Britt and several other men.

    The group followed Rawlings to a Metro bus stop and approached him as he boarded a bus.

    Britt and another man fired on Rawlings, hitting him 11 times.

    He later died from his injuries.

    Britt pleaded guilty to second-degree murder while armed and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.

    He was sentenced to 20 years for the murder and five years for the firearm offense, to be served concurrently.

    Two other men involved in the crime, Javorick Moore, 19, of Washington, and D'Angelo Edwards, 21, of Landover, Md., have also pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges and are awaiting sentencing.