Arrests in Murder of Beloved Middle School Principal Gunned Down in His Own Home
Montgomery County police have arrested four people in connection with the murder of middle school principal Brian Betts. According to police, it appears Betts became a target through a social telephone chat line. On the evening of April 15 Betts found dead in a bedroom in his Silver Spring home. middle school principal had been shot at least once in cold blood. Fingerprints, credit card transactions and surveillance video were the keys to locating the suspects.
Three 18 year old males and one of their mothers are all in custody on charges ranging from first degree murder to armed robbery to credit card theft. And we learn just before Betts' body is discovered in his home, the suspects allegedly used his credit card to buy Nike shoes. 18 year Cheap Nike Shoes old Alante Saunders, 18 year old Sharif Lancaster, 18 year old Deontra Gray and 46 year old Artura Otey Williams are all behind bars. Saunders and Lancaster charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and using a handgun in a felony crime of violence. Lancaster's mother, Artura Otey Williams, charged with two counts of receiving a stolen credit card with the intent to use it, attempted theft and attempted fraudulent credit card use. Gray, the latest suspect taken into custody, charged with first degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
Key Clues: Fingerprints, Credit Cards and Surveillance Video
Fingerprints found at the crime scene, specifically inside the home of murder victim Brian Betts, allegedly leads investigators straight to 18 year old Sharif Lancaster.
Alante Saunders / Sharif Lancaster / Deontra Gray
And police say evidence places 18 year old Deontra Gray at Betts' home the night of the principal's murder. And of course, surveillance video plays a key role. A statement from Montgomery County police reveals video obtained at several locations allegedly shows all four suspects treating themselves to a shopping spree courtesy of the dead victim's stolen credit cards. and in Silver Spring, just a few miles from Betts' home, the crime scene. Montgomery County police say Brian Betts originally made contact with one of the suspects through a telephone chat line. Early evidence points to robbery as the motive. All four suspects remain in custody. The three 18 year old suspects are in lock up with no bond. But the search for suspects is not over yet, Montgomery County Police Spokesman Capt. Paul Starks says it's still an open investigation and more arrests are possible.
We Want Justice for Brian Betts!
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What have we become? We seem to be a society without feeling.
It scares me to think there are people out there that want what they don deserve. Who do we blame? How have we changed so much that every move you make might be your last. Do you all have to walk around fully armed. Who do you trust? If you make one act of kindness it could be your last. We will be so afraid to help each other we will become removed from feeling anything.
What do you say to the victims family? What do you say to yourself to make it alright to rob beat and kill and innocent victim.
I don know about you but I would like to put all those criminals on an island and let them go at it.
This is disgusting. If they are found guilty, they should never be let out of prison. Oh yes, mom should do at least 15 20 years. She knew that the card was taken from someone her offspring had murdered. I am so sick of animals like this acting out their sick power fantasies. where I work. I a very peaceful man, but looking back I wish I had a gun tucked into my belt that day. There would have been two dead scumbags. Citizens must take back their streets from crazed animals like the bunch that killed this educator. If convicted, they should rot in hell after they carried out of prison in a box.
This is so sad when one wants only to make friends and the others feel that they are entitiled to take what they want instead of working for it. These guys as i see it should at least be in a vocational school or job corp trying to learn to earn a living instead of killing and taking what they want. I believe in Justice and remember if you dont believe in God believe in karma because what you put out you get back nothing goes unpunished. I am happy they have caught the perps and the mother what a mom huh? She should be ashamed of herself instead of teaching her son how to work to get what he wants/needs she sets a bad example. She should encourage her son to be better than well, she was not doing her job. Thank you Nancy you are doing a great job keeping this in print and keeping the law on its toes we need you and Happy Mothers day. Sharron Gorju
I think that most of this can all be traced back to when the family unit started braking down because of children who all did not want to be part of a family of love once they found that it also meant rules. And when welfare gave them all their way out that opened the gate; now 5 generations later most of them are the parents and teachers who won or can give more love than they recive. People that by the way all say (you must go through the whole systom drugs suffering and get out of it on your own and then better your life or you haven learned anything) who are now in all the churches law government systom and running most of it and it all started with the don give a damn partying fats cars bikes and money are all that matter boomers and later their kids that started it all. I know what you may not see that until that unit is restored the history of your home will become romes. taken down by the laws you all use to rid yourselves of all the un worthy ones. Which by the way again you all left one place to get away from 300 years ago. You can destroy what you are a part of. nor run from either. It didn work then nor will it now or will it ever!
You know it is just getting to be really disturbing that no matter what news organization or media outlet you view every day we are seeing young black men commiting some type of crime and usually a violent crime and in this case a mother has taken some part. Now of course there are plenty of white men committing crimes also but if you go back say one month and added up all the articles it is statistically staggering at the odds 10 to 1. And there is no end in sight, soon it will be in America as it is in Africa just in case anyone was wondering!!
Unfortunately Mr. Betts had a hidden perversion that no Nike Shoes one knew about. Inviting a male stranger over to your house, leaving the door unlocked to meet you in the bedroom. Probably had candles lit etc. waiting for this unknown individual to come and break him off. Yes, it unfortunate that people are plotting and planning on social networks, yes it is very unfortunate that Mr. Betts lost his life for the sake of his secret life and yes it unfortunate that these young men and mother don have the sense that God gave them; over a pack of cigarettes, a smoke of weed, a pair of nikes and a quick joy ride.
This is a lesson to all of us on so many levels!!! Let wake up and learn! Anything that you do in the dark will be revealed in the light. And these little knuckle heads that are going in the wrong direction we need to become that village again and raise these children.