Washington D.C. news has been closely following the investigation of a Bethesda yoga shop murder that occurred on March 12. The attack surprised and terrified many in the area because Bethesda "has long been considered one of the safest spots in the region," according to the Washington Post.
On Friday, March 18, authorities charged victim-turned-suspect, Brittany Norwood, with the murder of her coworker, Jayna Murray. Initially, Norwood told authorities that two masked men had raped and beat her, but her story has since proven faulty.
The Washington Post had the most fluid, thorough report on the Montgomery County Police's recent findings in their article posted at 11:37 on Friday, March 18. Both the Washington Times and the Washington Examiner posted articles earlier that evening, though their writing was not as fluid or thorough.
The Post's lead was very intriguing and informational, while the Times and Examiner leads were strictly informational leads.
The woman portrayed as the brave survivor of a brutal attack at a Bethesda yoga store has now been charged with killing her coworker.
Describing Norwood as "portrayed as the brave survivor of a brutal attack" is far more compelling than simply saying she was Murray's coworker and supposed victim.
The strong lead was followed by concise background information, providing readers with a clear understanding of a week's amount of development in the story in a few sentences.