DC police make progress in principal murder

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Police say they are making progress in solving last week’s murder of respected Washington, D.C. school principal, Brian Betts.

Now, the victim’s sister, Jennifer Altomare, is speaking out about the impact of the crime.

“They didn’t take him away from just his nieces, they took him away from hundreds of children,” said Altomare.

Betts had been handpicked by D.C. public schools chief Michelle Rhee two years ago to transform Shaw Middle School.

“He knew what a kid needed,” Altomare continued. “He knew if a kid needed a firm hand or a hug.”

According to Capt. Paul Starks, the police are now looking closely at his computer and cell phone records.

“We need to find them, talk with them and determine what their relation is to the crime,” said Starks.