CSAO: Hartford Man Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison for "Cold Case" Homicide

Hartford Man Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison for "Cold Case" Homicide

A Hartford man was sentenced today to serve 100 years in prison for the 2006 shooting death of a city teenager who was gunned down while standing with a friend on Clark Street in Hartford.

Paul Davis was arrested in August 2009 as a result of a "cold case" investigation into the slaying of 15-year-old Kerry Foster and wounding of a second, 14-year-old teenager in the drive-by shooting on May 28, 2006.

Davis, who was 21 years old at the time of the shootings, was convicted in March 2013 by a jury in Hartford Superior Court of Accessory to Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder. He was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Julia DiCocco Dewey to total effective sentence of 100 years in prison.

Charges against a second defendant, Ackeem Riley, are pending in Hartford Superior Court.

Davis and Riley were arrested as a result of an investigation by the Major Crimes Division of the Hartford Police Department in conjunction with the Cold Case Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and the State of Connecticut Department of Correction.

The investigation determined that the victims were standing in front of 50-52 Clark Street in Hartford when they were struck by shots fired from a vehicle or vehicles that pulled up and then sped off.

The case was prosecuted by the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford.

Content Last Modified on 5/9/2013 4:22:25 PM