Thursday, August 30, 2007

This Deserves A Mention

From right next door, in execution-lovin' Texas...

Texas governor spares life of getaway driver

Given Texas’ legal and political culture, and given Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) penchant for the death penalty, this is quite a surprise. Gov. Rick Perry accepted a parole board recommendation Thursday to spare condemned inmate Kenneth Foster, the getaway driver in a 1996 murder who had been scheduled for execution within hours. The sentence had drawn [...]

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