Baltimore resident Pierre Foster pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and use of a firearm in a crime of violence during a hearing on June 17 before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Jennifer B Schiffer.
Foster was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm during a crime of violence, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and attempted first-degree murder in connection to the murder of 32-year-old Davyon Mason on April 23, 2021.
On Oct. 5, 2021, Foster was offered a plea of life for both counts of first-degree murder and 20 years for use of a firearm during a violent crime and attempted first-degree murder to be served concurrently.
Foster accepted a revised offer on Friday for life suspending all but 50 years with five years supervised probation for first-degree murder and 15 years for use of a firearm during a violent crime. The charges would be served concurrently. Foster is eligible for parole after 12.5 years.
Foster’s defense attorney Michael Cooper asked for a hold on the sentencing by requesting a sentencing investigation, which allows the judge to make informed, evidence-based decisions when deciding a final sentence.
According to the Baltimore Sun, police charged Foster with killing Mason, a Department of Public Works employee, in North Baltimore. The shooting occurred just before 7:30 p.m. in the area of York Road and East Cold Spring Lane, where DPW employees had been operating a sanitation vehicle.
Foster’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept 2.