Shawn Lewis Sentenced to 20 Years in Burning Death of Douglas Farley

Shawn Lewis was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to setting aspiring DC actor Douglas Farley on fire, killing him. Farley was 38. “I’m very apologetic to his family and children,” Lewis told a courtroom full of Farley’s family and friends Friday. “We had ongoing problems and they kept going and … Read more →

Shawn Lewis Pleads Guilty in Douglas Farley Murder

Shawn Lewis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Wednesday in connection with the death of 38-year-old Douglas Farley. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to seek a sentence of 16 to 24 years. The maximum sentence for second-degree murder is 40 years. Lewis will be sentenced in October. According to the proffer of facts, on June 28th … Read more →

Shawn Lewis Held in Connection with Douglas Farley Fire Death

Shawn Lewis, the man accused of lighting fire to 38-year-old Douglas Farley last week, has been held on a charge of second-degree murder while armed pending a preliminary hearing scheduled July 9 in connection with Farley’s death. Lewis appeared in court Friday to be presented with the charge Charging documents in the case say the … Read more →

Shawn Lewis Charged with Murder in Douglas Farley Fire Death

Shawn Lewis, suspected of setting fire to 38-year-old Douglas Farley last week, has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with Farley’s death. Police say Lewis lit Farley on fire around 6:30 June 28. Farley was transported to a hospital and listed in critical condition; he died of his injuries Wednesday afternoon. Lewis was arrested … Read more →

WJLA: Douglas Farley Dies of Burn Injuries

WJLA reports that Douglas Farley, a man who was set on fire in Southeast Washington last week, has died as a result of his injuries. ABC7 reporters wrote Wednesday: Farley was severely burned over half of his body in the attack, which happened on the evening of June 28 near 21st and R streets Southeast. … Read more →

Shawn Lewis

  • Arrested: June 28, 2013
  • Age: 42
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the June 28, 2013 death of Douglas Farley.