Tarrant County Murderer Loses Clemency Bid

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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One Comment

  1. Frederick Larrabee says:

    We’re only at #3 this year?! Jesus Christ, speed it up!

  2. MEGABITE says:

    Yes, we are the nation’s busiest death penalty state and proud of it, AP hacks.

    1. Hemroidious says:

      In Texas we have the “Death Penalty”, and we use it. -Ron White

  3. Bob Harrsom says:

    Great Fred _____In ject all them women killers _BoB Harrisom

  4. billy says:

    Feed ’em, clothe ’em, keep ’em alive with FREE health care,…. WHAT A WASTE OF TIME…..AND DRUGS TO END THEIR WORTHLESS BEING…………

  5. Neen2U says:

    This is the guy who’s lawyers were trying to get a stay of execution, because they where going to use a new drug without enough notice. For crying out loud—Dead is Dead! That’s the outcome expected and deserved.
    Get these death rows emptied out! I am sick of paying for them, or even worse, 20 years later when they finally get around to doing it, they claim that they have changed. “They found the Lord.” “They are no longer a threat.” I don’t care. They are not being executed for what they have become today, but for what they did years ago. If it hadn’t taken so long to execute them, they would not have had the time to “change.”
    Get it done already! Tick Tock, Tick Tock!

  6. BIGD says:

    I agree w/you….. Neen2U……THEIR LORD…IS TIED ON TO THE BACK OF MY BUMPER…..ALL THE WAY TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. BIGD says:

    WHATEVER COMES FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Reeper says:

    My goodness from the mug shot he sure is eating better than I am. His last meal should be bread & water.
    He is only the third with this being the 4th month, sure there was a drug loss problem but ropes don’t cost that much. Don’t want to be the one to knock the chair out from under his feet let a robot do it. Robots can also push a button to the E chair or fire a bullet between the eyes.
    They don’t need to spend 20 years on death row, that is cruel and although the only real punishment they get it’s not paid for by them. When it is then let them suffer that long

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