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The attempted murder trial of 42-year-old Juan Jumal Foster was postponed on June 5 for reasons unknown to Baltimore Witness.
Foster and his defense attorney, Tara LeCompte, appeared before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Yolanda A. Tanner on Monday when the case was sent to Judge Melissa M. Phinn’s reception court for postponement. Judge Phinn rescheduled Foster’s jury trial for Aug. 8 before Judge Christopher L. Panos.
Charges against Foster include attempted first and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use in a felony or violent crime, firearm possession with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a firearm, firearm possession with a drug conviction, having a handgun on his person, having a handgun in a vehicle and discharging firearms.
According to court documents, the victim and his girlfriend were leaving the latter’s home on the 1500 block of Greendale Road and walking to her 2018 Jeep Renegade that was parked on the 3800 block of Tivoly Avenue on May 11, 2022. When the victim got to the vehicle, a man—later identified as Foster—was sitting in the front passenger’s sear and allegedly shot the victim in his left thigh before moving to the driver’s seat and driving away.
The victim told Baltimore Police Department officers that his girlfriend was cheating on him with the alleged shooter and although he didn’t know the suspect’s name, he knew his Hyattsville address. Police later found the vehicle at Foster’s residence.Follow this case