Second Arrest in Lenny Harris Slaying

Alexandria activist's body found in Maryland well

By Matthew Stabley
|  Thursday, Feb 2, 2012  |  Updated 4:47 PM EDT
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Arrest Made in Lenny Harris Murder Case

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Police arrested a second man in the death of a community activist whose body was found in a well over the weekend.

Ivan Newman, 20, of Waldorf, Md., was charged with first-degree murder, robbery and kidnapping in the disappearance and death of 53-year-old Lenny Harris. The arrest of 49-year-old Linwood Johnson, of Oxon Hill, Md., was announced Tuesday.

Harris disappeared from Alexandria, Va., in September. His car was found in Prince George’s County in October. His phone was found on the Wilson Bridge, not far from the well in Prince George’s County where authorities found his body after receiving an anonymous tip.

His brother told News4 that Harris, who was known as an advocate for the underprivileged, had hired Johnson to sell T-shirts after Johnson was released from jail. Robbery was the motive for the murder, police said.

The autopsy revealed Harris was shot. Investigators believe they recovered the weapon that was used, police said.

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