Shanika Robinson, shown above with her brother Leon, agreed to marry Shahabuddin Rana in exchange for monthly payments of $500. The immigration scam turned deadly when Rana's brother, after learning that Robinson was having sexual affairs with other men, refused to continue paying.
On August 18 Shahabuddin was found dead in the DC pizzeria that he owned with his brother. Shanika, her brother and another man are accused of beating Shahbuddin to death and attempting to set the body on fire.
Yesterday's preliminary hearing will resume on Friday.
WaPo story here.