Man To Be Sentenced In Md. In Death Of Community Activist

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a northern Virginia activist and throwing his body in a Fort Washington well is scheduled to be sentenced.

Tyrone Lewis was convicted in September of murder and other charges in the death of Lenwood Harris, a community activist in northern Virginia. Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the Prince George’s County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro.

Prosecutors say Lewis and two other men seeking to get bail money for an arrested friend kidnapped Harris in September 2011 and demanded his ATM card and pin number.

Authorities say Lewis shot Harris at an abandoned house and then helped dump his body down a well. The body was found in January 2012.

Lewis faces up to life in prison without parole plus 140 years.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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