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Man Sentenced in Gang Murder

January 14, 1986

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Timothy Catlett, 20, was sentenced today to the maximum 35 years to life for participating in a 1984 gang murder police called the most brutal ever in the city.

Catlett was the first to be sentenced of eight men convicted of killing 48- year-old Catherine Fuller in northeast Washington while as many as 20 people looked on.

Asked if he had anything to say before the sentencing by District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Robert Scott, Catlett stated, ″No sir.″

Catlett will serve at least 35 years before the possibility of parole.

David Fuller, the victim’s husband, said he was satisfied with the sentence, but added, ″I still wish they had the death penalty.″

Mrs. Fuller, the mother of six, was attacked as she was walking home from the drugstore Oct. 1, 1984. She was robbed, beaten, kicked and dragged into a garage where she was assaulted with a pipe.

Scott sentenced Catlett to 20 years to life for felony murder and 15 years to life for kidnapping while armed.

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