New Arrest in Principal Slaying
5th Suspect now in custody
There has been a fifth arrest in the slaying of Shaw Middle School principal Brian Betts.
Betts was killed last month in his home in Silver Spring
. He met one of the suspects on a phone chat line, according to police.
Three 18-year-olds -- Sharif Lancaster
, Alante Saunders and Deontra Gray -- were arrested earlier this month and charged with murder. All three were under the supervision of the District’s Department of Youth and Rehabilitation Services and were living in group homes.
A mother of one of the suspects has also been charged with using at least one of Betts’ stolen credit cards.