William Norman, the retired first principal of Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, was found slain in a canal in Davie, Fla., and police said they have charged two teenagers with premeditated murder in his death.
Norman, 76, of Tampa, worked for 28 years in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system, serving as Chesapeake's principal from 1976 to 1983. The school auditorium is named for him.
He retired in 1989 as director of fiscal services, school officials said.
Two men, one of whom rented a house in Tamarac that Norman owned, were charged, according to police.
Davie police said Norman's body was found Thursday, floating in a canal with a plastic bag tied over his head and that the men they charged, David Weintraub, of Tamarac, and Andarly Desir, of Lauderhill, admitted they beat Norman, then rolled him into the water.
Police said money was the motive, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper.