Convicted gunman gets life in prison

7:02 PM, Dec 10, 2013   |    comments
Tamaine Foster
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A Grand Rapids man who once rapped about murder and mayhem will spend the rest of his life in prison for a violent rampage last December that left one person dead and three others wounded.

Tamaine Lamanual Foster was sentenced Tuesday to mandatory life in prison for the Dec. 29 shootings in a basement on Dickinson Street SE. He went there to rob the victims of money and marijuana, police said.

Four people were shot, including 34-year-old Jason Cherry, who lived in the house with his parents. After being shot three times, Foster fired two more rounds into Cherry's body as the victim's father relaxed upstairs. Cherry died at the scene.

Three others have been charged in connection with the shootings.

A Kent County jury last month found Foster guilty of first-degree murder, armed robbery, three counts of assault with intent to murder and felony use of a firearm. Police say Foster, 28, made a video in which he rapped about robbing and shooting people.

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