Friday, August 31, 2007
Texas Clemency for Death Row Man
The governor of Texas has halted the execution of a getaway driver in a botched 1996 bank robbery that ended with an accomplice shooting a man dead. Governor Rick Perry commuted Kenneth Foster's death sentence to life after a recommendation from the parole board. Foster, who is now 30 years of age, was convicted under a Texas law allowing accomplices to a crime that results in murder to face capital punishment.