An 18-year-old District man was found guilty Monday of the 2010 fatal shooting of a Catholic University student and rugby player as he rode his bicycle through Petworth on the way home from work.
After a nearly three-week trial and three days of deliberations, a D. C. Superior Court jury found Eric D. Foreman guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and other offenses in the death of Neil Godleski, 31.
Prosecutors had argued that on the evening of Aug. 22, 2010, Godleski was riding home from his job as a waiter at the Phillips Seafood restaurant on the Southwest waterfront. Foreman — who was on a street corner with several friends — fired five shots at Godleski as he reached the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Sherman Circle, authorities said.
Godleski fell off his bicycle, witnesses said, and Foreman fired a shot into him from close range as he tried to get back on.