Latisha Frazier: Johnnie Sweet convicted of killing Latisha Frazier

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A jury Tuesday convicted a defendant in the murder of a young mother in D.C. The body of the victim, Latisha Frazier, has never been found.

The jury convicted Johnnie Sweet, who was facing a charge of first degree murder in the 2010 slaying of Latisha Frazier

Another man connected to the killing, Brian Gaither, was sentenced earlier this month to a 32-year prison term on a charge of first-degree murder Frazier’s murder.

Frazier, a young mother, disappeared from Southeast D.C. in August of 2010. Prosecutors allege she was lured to an apartment to be confronted over allegedly stealing money from a man. Once she got there, authorities say she was beaten, bound and eventually choked to death.

Her body was allegedly dumped into a Richmond landfill after allegedly being dismembered by Gaither and several other suspects.

Sweet faces up to 60 years in prison. Sentencing is set for July 11.

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