Victim’s badly decomposed body found seven days later

Atlanta– Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. announces the conviction by jury trial in the murder case against a metro Atlanta man. Jurors returned guilty verdicts against 57-year-old Jerome Foster on April 8, 2016, upon charges of Murder, two counts of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rob, and Robbery by Force.

On August 18, 2012, the decease’s truck was destroyed by fire in Hampton, Georgia. Six days later, Kenneth Scott, Jr.’s body was found in Fairburn, Georgia. Shockingly, police found a belt tied around his neck in a noose like fashion less than five miles from the victim’s place of employment. Scott, Jr. was strangled to death.

Once detectives began their investigation, they quickly eyed Jerome Foster as a suspect. Phone records indicated he was the last person to call the victim. The two were acquainted through their place of employment. When brought in for questioning Foster revealed he and another man, Andrew Bell, planned to rob Scott, Jr. who had just received his monthly check from his longtime employer. Foster admitted he participated in the robbery of nearly $1,000.00 but told detectives Bell was responsible for the murder.  Ball is scheduled to be tried in Fulton County later this year.

Following his conviction, Defendant Foster was sentenced to Life without Parole by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs. The case was tried by Senior Assistant District Attorney Scott Wells with assistance from Deputy District Attorney Linda Dunikoski and Fulton County District Attorney’s Office Investigator David White. Detective Bryan Kitt from the Fulton County Police Department led the initial investigation.