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Tarrant County Murderer Loses Clemency Bid

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Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth.   (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

Cleve Foster is scheduled for execution on Tuesday. He is charged with the abduction and slaying a woman a decade ago near Fort Worth. (credit: TX Dept. of Criminal Justice)

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HUNTSVILLE (AP) – Condemned prisoner Cleve Foster has moved a step closer to execution scheduled for Tuesday evening with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refusing a petition to commute his sentence to life in prison.

The panel Monday unanimously rejected the clemency request from the 47-year-old Foster. He faces lethal injection in Huntsville for the slaying of a Sudanese woman abducted and shot after she met Foster and another man at a Fort Worth bar nine years ago.

Foster would be the third condemned Texas prisoner executed this year and the first to be administered a new drug in the nation’s busiest death penalty state.

He also was charged but not tried for the murder of a second woman in Fort Worth.

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