District man to be sentenced in the shooting death of Catholic University student

A District man convicted in the 2010 fatal shooting of a Catholic University student will be sentenced Friday at 3 p.m. in D.C. Superior Court, a court spokeswoman confirmed.


Neil Godleski, who was shot and killed in August 2010. (Courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office)

“This was a case about the terrible power of choice and the terrible awesomeness of randomness,” prosecutor Stephen Gripkey told the jury in his closing argument, The Washington Post reported at the time. “Mr. Godleski just happened to be going by that evening.”

Foreman will be sentenced by Judge Robert E. Morin.

by Emily Langer

A District man convicted in the 2010 fatal shooting of a Catholic University student will be sentenced Friday at 3 p.m. in D.C. Superior Court, a court spokeswoman confirmed.


Neil Godleski, who was shot and killed in August 2010. (Courtesy of the U.S. Attorney’s Office)

“This was a case about the terrible power of choice and the terrible awesomeness of randomness,” prosecutor Stephen Gripkey told the jury in his closing argument, The Washington Post reported at the time. “Mr. Godleski just happened to be going by that evening.”

Foreman will be sentenced by Judge Robert E. Morin.

Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.

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