Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Jurors Weighing Death Penalty in Alexius Foster Case

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Jurors Weighing Death Penalty in Alexius Foster Case

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Jurors began the sentencing phase Wednesday of a man they found guilty of capital murder earlier this week.

They could decide as early as today whether to recommend life without parole or death for Alexius Foster.

The jury on Monday convicted Foster, 37, of capital murder in the 2013 slaying of his uncle George Foster. They also convicted him of felony murder in the death of his friend Antonio Williams.

The possible death sentence is for the murder of George Foster, who was stabbed or cut more than 60 times before he bled to death in his bedroom.

Tuscaloosa County Senior Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Cross told jurors Wednesday before they started deliberations that the crime was "heinous, atrocious and cruel." He asked jurors to sentence Foster to death.

Foster's attorneys presented a report compiled from interviews with Foster's parents, wife and a friend. …

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