Board votes to spare Texas man set to die tonight
Aug. 30, 2007, 11:03AM
By MICHAEL GRACZYK
HUNTSVILLE — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted today to recommend
that Gov. Rick Perry spare condemned prisoner Kenneth Foster from execution
and commute his sentence to life.
The vote from the seven-member board was 6-1. Foster was facing lethal
injection this evening.
Perry does not have to accept the highly unusual recommendation from the board
whose members he appoints.
There was no immediate response from the governor’s office.
Foster was the getaway driver and not the actual shooter in the slaying of a
25-year-old man in San Antonio 11 years ago.