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Brian Betts, 42, was found dead in his home last month. Four suspects have been arrested in connection with his death.
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Brian Betts, 42, was found dead in his home last month. Four suspects have been arrested in connection with his death.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A fifth arrest has been made in the slaying of a D.C. middle school principal.

Montgomery County police said Wednesday that D.C. police arrested 19-year-old Joel Johnson in southwest Washington on Tuesday evening. They say an arrest warrant issued earlier this month charges Johnson with first-degree murder, armed robbery and other counts in the death of 42-year-old Brian Betts, who was found at his Silver Spring, Md., home last month.

Police say Johnson is in the District of Columbia awaiting extradition to Maryland.

Three teens also are charged with murder in Betts' killing. One teen's mother faces charges for allegedly using Betts' stolen credit cards to make purchases.

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