Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for the Murder of a Fairfield Woman

On Friday, 36 year old Douglas Foster received a life sentence without the possibility of parole, for murder.

Foster was charged with the January 20th murder of 20 year old Lea Ponce of Fairfield Iowa.

According to a press release from the Muscatine County Attorney, during sentencing Judge Werling said “this case was a tragic example of the scourge of narcotics trafficking and abuse in our state.  This murder was motivated by the defendant’s desire to get drugs.  Because he wanted to get high, a young woman tragically lost her life.”