WOODBURY NJ (January 27, 2018)--Adolphus Foster (DOB 1/10/71), formerly of Glassboro NJ, was found guilty today of aggravated assault against his former wife, who testified he punched, strangled and beat her in her Glassboro residence on 9/22/13.
The woman identified photographs police took of injuries.that included multiple bruises on her back and arm and a swollen eye from several bone fractures. These were caused by Foster hitting her, she testified.
Because of the third-degree conviction in a non-jury trial before Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith and Foster’s prior record of convictions for theft, burglary, assault and drug possession, Assistant Gloucester Prosecutor Alec Gutierrez said he would request an extended prison term for Foster, in which case he would be sentenced as a second-degree offender to between five and ten years in New Jersey state prison.
At the request of AP Gutierrez, Judge Smith revoked Foster’s bail. Currently a landscape worker in Florida, Foster was placed in jail pending sentencing on 3/11.
In announcing his verdict in the one-day trial, Judge Smith said the injury photographs contradicted the defendant’s testimony that his former wife was hurt inadvertently when he kicked her door open and when he pushed her and she fell. Foster was defensive and smug when cross-examined, while his ex-wife’s testimony was “particularly reasonable,” the judge said. In his testimony, Foster acknowledged he
went to her house despite his parole officer’s direction to have no contact with her.