Codefendant’s Motion Delays Trial for Second Tivoly Avenue Attempted Murder Defendant

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The trial for the man charged in a 2022 Tivoly Avenue attempted murder was delayed due to a motion for the codefendant. 

Juan Jumal Foster and his attorney Tara G. LeCcompte were supposed to start trial before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Christopher L. Panos on Aug. 8. However, an illegal search and seizure motion filed by codefendant Amber Robinson Bijou was heard instead. 

Foster, 43, will appear before Baltimore City Circuit Judge Melissa M. Phinn on Aug. 9 to schedule a new trial date. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Foster is charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm use in a felony violent crime, firearm possession with a felony conviction, possession of a firearm during a controlled dangerous substance offense, having a handgun on his person, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun in his vehicle and discharging a firearm in connection to a May 11, 2022, incident. 

Charging documents state that officers found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound on the 3800 block of Tivoly Avenue. The victim advised police that he saw someone shoot at him from a 2018 Jeep Renegade that he believed belonged to his girlfriend, Bijou. 

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