Early Sunday morning, an altercation between two high school friends at the Blairs left one dead and the other charged with murder. Mark Waugh, a Georgetown law student, was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend Rahul Gupta, reportedly after Gupta walked in on Waugh with his girlfriend. There's no need for me to rehash the entire case, as you can read all the sordid details here and here.
On a side note, this sentence in the Post article stood out to me (emphasis mine):
The case began for police at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, when they were summoned for a report of unknown trouble inside an apartment in the high-rise in Silver Spring’s revitalized downtown.
I find the authors' need to qualify downtown Silver Spring as "revitalized" in this context somewhat strange. Is the implication that, based on common misconceptions of Silver Spring, readers might expect violent crime to be commonplace? Are they assuring them that "no, no, it's really not the 'hood anymore"? I await the day when Silver Spring finally get to shed this qualifier - the "revitalization" has been going on for more than a decade now. Of course, in the same article they used the phrase "bloody stabbing", so it wasn't the only superfluous adjective to be found.
Separately, the Daily Mail managed to make this double blunder when referring to Silver Spring. One half is expected, the other one may be a first.
Thanks to MV for the heads up on the Daily Mail article.