COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)— The third co-defendant in the 2020 deadly Upatoi Ridge subdivision home invasion was sentenced Wednesday morning.

Anthony Foster was sentenced on Feb. 8 to 30 years, 18 to serve in prison for his role in the 2020 Upatoi home invasion that turned deadly.

Superior Court Judge John Martin accepted a pre-arranged plea deal, agreed to Monday by defense attorneys and prosecutors. He was sentenced for home invasion, violation of the gang and street terrorism act, and multiple other charges.

Judge Martin said all of the sentencing would run concurrently, which means simultaneously, and it will not add any additional time to the sentence. By pleading guilty to the lesser charges, the District Attorney’s Office took murder charges against Foster off of the table.

Cross Henderson, 21, was killed during a home invasion in which drugs were stolen from his mother’s home, Autumn Tillery. More on our previous coverage can be found below.

Previous Coverage

Feb. 6, 2023: All six co-defendants in deadly 2020 Upatoi home invasion enter guilty pleas ranging from murder to robbery | WRBL

Feb. 4, 2023: UPDATE: Four suspects charged in 2020 Upatoi murder appear in court ahead of trial (

Feb. 18, 2020: Autumn Tillery as bond denied: ‘I am going to die in jail. I am in here with murderers’ | WRBL

Feb. 18, 2020: Mother of man killed in Upatoi home invasion arrested on multiple drug charges | WRBL

Jan. 28, 2020: POLICE: Upatoi home invasion work of gang that targets drug dealers | WRBL

Jan. 27, 2020: Preliminary hearing in Upatoi home invasion murder set for Tuesday | WRBL

Jan. 23, 2020: POLICE: All five adults arrested in Upatoi home invasion have criminal records | WRBL

Jan. 22, 2020: Police arrest 6 suspects in weekend Upatoi Ridge murder | WRBL

Jan. 18, 2020: One dead after shooting in Upatoi Ridge in Columbus | WRBL

Jan. 18, 2020: Three Columbus homicides in less than 24 hours, police investigating | WRBL