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Aug 30, 2007

August 30th. "Day of Blogging for Justice" saves a life

Governor Perry Grants Last-Minute Reprieve to Kenneth Foster!

Governor Rick Perry stayed the execution, which was scheduled for this evening, and commuted Foster's sentence to life... Read more.

"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," Perry said in a statement.

"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."

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