Cousin Remembers Murder Victim’s Final Moments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The two men charged with murdering a man in his parent’s basement during a drug deal remain in jail tonight. Their case now heads to Circuit Court.

Tamaine Foster and Isaiah Latham are charged with murder, as well as several other charges in the shooting death of 34-year-old Jason Cherry last December.

Today’s hearing is a continuation from the original hearing back in March. It was adjourned because George Woods could not make it.

Cherry was Woods’ cousin.

Woods told the court he remembered his cousin getting ready for a marijuana transaction in the basement of his parents’ Dickinson Street home. Woods said Cherry felt uneasy about the guys coming over. Not long after, he remembered seeing one of the suspects, Tamaine Foster, come downstairs.

“I heard a gun cock, someone say get the F on the ground…. and then bullets flying,”  said Woods.

Woods and two other friends recovered from their gun shot wounds, but Cherry didn’t make it.

Detectives said there were three different guns used in the shooting. Two different bullets hit and killed Cherry.

During the last hearing, a scuffle broke out in the courtroom. As a result today, the judge ordered the bench behind the murder suspects remain empty and that the doors to the courtroom remain locked during witness testimony.

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