BREAKING NEWS: Kenneth Foster Death Sentence Commuted by Governor!
07 Sep 2007 00:08 GMT
BREAKING NEWS!: Board of Pardons and Parole Rules 6 to 1 for Clemency for Kenneth Foster, and Governor upholds the decision, giving Foster a sentence of life in prison! Governor Perry's statement in full: "After carefully considering the facts of this case, along with the recommendation from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, I believe the right and just decision is to commute Foster's sentence from the death penalty to life imprisonment. I am concerned about Texas law that allowed capital murder defendants to be tried simultaneously and it is an issue I think the Legislature should examine." Commented Lily Hughes of Campaign to End the Death Penalty: "Governor Perry once said that there was no hue and cry against the death penalty in Texas. Well, here was your hue and cry." Feature from Global Indymedia | On the Ground Reports from Walidah Imarisha: Aug29: 4pm | Aug29: 11pm | freekenneth.com
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