Slain soldier from New Rochelle receives justice 2 years after murder
A man convicted in the fatal shooting of a New Rochelle resident in Washington state has been sentenced to 43 years and 4 months in prison, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.
Da’Quan Foster was shot and killed on Oct. 28, 2017. Charging papers say the victim was leaving a club with his wife and friends when an argument started with the convicted murderer, according to News Tribune.
Marshall Marion Wilson, of Kent, Washington, is one of two men tried for the death of the 22-year old Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier.
Foster's sister, Dejanee Foster, issued a statement to News 12 after hearing about the sentencing, saying in part “...Daquan got partial justice, but nothing can replace that void of love and happiness that Daquan has gave us the opportunity to be apart of. Both Wilson and Donaldson have never met Daquan before that night. They were intoxicated and wanted to start a problem with Daquan for no reason at all. Their problem turned into my living nightmare. I pray that Daquan gets his full justice. Both men need to get what they deserve. They ruined my family, ruined my nephew's chance to have a father in his life, and ruined Daquan's plans he had for his future. We will not stop until justice has been served completely. #4EverQuan," says Foster.
Documents say Foster was hit several times and succumbed to his injuries at Tacoma Hospital. His wife was shot in the thumb and survived.
News Tribune reported that Foster’s wife “told officers that she and her husband turned and ran toward their car, which was parked at a nearby gas station when the shooting started,” according to charging papers.
A mistrial was declared in the case of a second defendant, Randy Louis Donaldson, after jurors failed to deliver a decision in his case. He will be re-tried next February.
The slain solider leaves behind a young son and twin step daughters.