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Monday, May 08, 2006

Guilty as charged

(Cross posting from Hat City Blog)
Justice is served.
A jury has found Keith M. Foster guilty for his role in the gruesome 1997 killing of 13-year-old Maryann Measles of New Milford.

The jury returned its verdict this afternoon in Superior Court in Waterbury. Foster, 29, was convicted of felony murder, conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping, tampering with a witness and tampering with physical evidence. He was found not guilty of murder.

Foster said nothing, but sobbed as the jurors announced their verdict.
Save your tears Foster. The only person who should sob are the family members of this poor girl.

For those who don't know the details behind the killing of Maryann Measles, let's take a look at today's article in the Hartford Courant as it takes a brief trip down memory lane.
The jury believed the state's contention that Foster was a key player in a conspiracy to silence Maryann after she filed statutory rape complaints against him and another man, Alan M. "A.J." Walter Jr.

Those complaints to New Milford police put into motion a plan that led to Maryann's kidnapping from a grocery store parking lot while her mother shopped and her transit to a secluded pull-off along the Housatonic River north of New Milford. There she was terrorized, brutalized, gang-raped and murdered.

While Foster was not accused of physically killing Maryann, his participation in the conspiracy and acts that led to her death made him culpable for felony murder and murder.

He faces life in prison.
Like I said, don't shed a tear for Foster. Life in prison is the least he deserves...