Guilty Verdict in 2012 Murder of Grand Rapids Man

Posted at 8:40 PM, Nov 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-26 17:05:42-05

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tamaine Foster was found guilty Tuesday of murdering 34-year-old Jason Cherry during a robbery last December.

A Kent County jury convicted Foster of first-degree murder, armed robbery, assault and felony use of a firearm.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 10.  The murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.

Foster and Isiah Latham opened fire on Cherry and three others in the basement of Cherry’s parent’s home in the 1200 block of Dickinson Street SE on Dec. 29, 2012.  Cherry was killed, and the others were all injured.

The two men stole money and marijuana from the basement during the robbery.  They were arrested in January.

Last week Latham pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, armed robbery and felony firearms charges.  he also testified against Foster as part of that deal.