Defense to appeal 2012 sentencing

A murderer who appealing his 30 year sentence for killing a cyclist and stealing $60 in August 2010 will get a new hearing in early 2018.

Eric Foreman was found guilty of fatally shooting Neil Godleski in the unit block of Sherman Circle. According to the arrest warrant, a witness said they heard Foreman say that he “wanted to go pull a move.” Godleski was biking when Foreman shot him. Foreman then fired two shots at close range before fleeing with the money.

Foreman was arrested a month after the shooting. He declined a government plea offer and was found guilty of first-degree murder while armed.

Foreman’s defense attorney appealed the sentence two days after the sentencing, and the case was sent back to the trial courts on April 30, 2015.

A status hearing is scheduled for March 16, 2018.


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