Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Troy Braswell says the prosecution should have a decision on whether or not it will seek the death penalty, in the capital murder case of Lee Andrew Foster, at the defendant’s next court date.
Foster appeared Monday morning before Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio who set the defendant’s next court date for 1 p.m. Oct. 30.
At Monday’s hearing, Teri Chambers and Joe Tobler entered as Foster’s counsel.
Given it is a capital murder case, and the prosecution has not waived the death penalty, the Arkansas Public Defender Commission’s minimum standards, among other requirements, states the lead counsel must have prior experience in a case in which the death penalty was sought.
The standards also state that two “qualified attorneys” will be assigned to the defendant.
If convicted of capital murder, Foster, 27, would face death or life in prison. The defendant also faces charges of first-degree battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a certain person for his alleged involvement in the June 16 fatal shooting at Motel 6, located at 1105 Skyline Drive.
Police responded to the motel around 1:30 a.m. on Father’s Day, and found one male injured in the shooting. Officers also found Alexander, shot to death, in the parking lot.
In a press conference following Foster’s arrest, police said the defendant and victim were related, and had been involved in an ongoing feud.
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