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The Blotter: 'Teflon Defendant' sentenced; Herndon man killed in fire, dozens of cats rescued; two killed in Northwest D.C.

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,Naomi Jagoda

'Teflon Defendant' sentenced

The D.C. man who earned the nickname the "Teflon Defendant" before he was finally convicted has been sentenced to 22 years. Corey A. Moore, 37, was facing 10 years to life after pleading guilty in February. Moore was arrested in Takoma Park in September 2010 for allegedly throwing a bottle at an officer while carrying $50,000 worth of cocaine. A subsequent search of his home by police uncovered a gallon of liquid PCP in a jar, several weapons and ammunition, prosecutors say. Moore earned the "Teflon" nickname when prosecutors couldn't make a 1994 murder accusation stick. The charge was dropped after four mistrials. Over the years, he has been acquitted of various murder, assault, drug and weapons charges.

Herndon man killed in fire, dozens of cats rescued

A Herndon man was found dead in a garage fire, and dozens of cats were rescued in the blaze, officials said. Firefighters received a call Wednesday night from a woman who reported that her garage was on fire and her husband was inside of it. Fairfax County extinguished the blaze at 12810 Willow Glen Court in about 10 minutes and then found a body. About 25 of the couple's 37 cats had been accounted for Thursday, and animal control was still looking for the others. Emergency workers have not located any dead animals. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Two killed in Northwest D.C.

D.C. police are investigating the deaths of two men who were found shot in Northwest Washington. About 8 p.m. Monday, police went to the unit block of Hamilton Street NW, near the Rock Creek Cemetery, and found Rhett Gelb, 22, of Takoma Park, suffering from a gunshot wound. Gelb died Wednesday. At about 6 p.m. Wednesday, police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound on the 5300 block of 14th Street NW. The man died at the scene.

- Scott McCabe

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