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Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years For Killing 'Grandpa Of Capitol Avenue'

Qaavon Foster, 19, of Bridgeport, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for his role in the killing of 72-year-old David Roman.
Qaavon Foster, 19, of Bridgeport, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for his role in the killing of 72-year-old David Roman. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 19-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for killing a man affectionately referred to by neighbors as the “Grandpa of Capitol Avenue,” according to the Connecticut Post.

Qaavon Foster was 17 when he approached David Roman in September 2013 and pushed the 72-year-old off his bicycle, forcing him to strike his head, according to the Post, which reported that Roman lingered on life support for several months before dying in August 2014.

Foster, who acted alongside Jasmin Gonzalez, 18 at the time of the incident, had pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree robbery before Friday’s sentencing, according to the Post.

Gonzalez had earlier pleaded guilty to a second-degree robbery charge and has been sentenced to five years in prison, the Post reported.

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