Lee Foster, the accused in a fatal Father’s Day double-shooting in Conway will appear in court Monday morning.
Foster, of Morrilton, is set to appear before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.
The 27-year-old defendant faces charges of capital murder, first-degree battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a certain person for his alleged involvement in the June 16 shooting at Motel 6, located at 1105 Skyline Drive.
The shooting left 23-year-old Quenton Alexander dead. Authorities said Foster and Alexander, who were related, were in an ongoing dispute.
Foster was arrested June 20 in Morrilton along with Sierra Cook, 18.
While Foster is being held without bond, Cook, who is accused of hindering the apprehension of Foster, is being held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
Since the arrests of Foster and Cook, few details of the investigation have been released. However, recent testimony at a bond reduction hearing for Cook shed light on the case.
Sgt. Tracy McDermott, the detective assigned to the homicide case, was called as witness for the prosecution and testified to specifics the night of the murder, learned by police from an interview with Cook.
McDermott said Cook admitted to an altercation that had taken place for several hours leading up to Alexander’s murder that involved herself, Foster and the victim.
During the police interview, McDermott said Cook also admitted to driving Foster in her car, from Morrilton, to a location near the Motel 6.
Cook told police she was not sure of Foster’s intentions while traveling to Conway, but knew Foster planned to kill Alexander when he gave her specific instructions on where and how to park the vehicle, McDermott said.
Cook admitted to not leaving because she believed she was “too deep into it to leave,” McDermott told the court.
Cook also told police she was present, along with another male who is not charged, in Morrilton when Foster burned a set of clothes, days after the Alexander’s murder.
Court documents show Teri Lisa Chambers will represent Foster.
Foster was approved for representation by a public defender, however, specific counsel had not been assigned through his last court appearance Aug. 12.
The Arkansas Public Defender Commission’s minimum standards, among other requirements, states the lead counsel must have prior experience in a case which the death penalty was sought. Given the case is a capital murder case, and prosecution has not waived the death penalty, if Foster is convicted, he would face death or life in prison.
The minimum standards also state that two “qualified attorneys” will be assigned to the defendant. Court documents only show Chambers, at this time, as counsel for Foster.
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