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3rd Death Date In 2011 For Fort Worth Murderer

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LIVINGSTON (AP) – Condemned inmate Cleve Foster already has been spared twice this year from the Texas death chamber and says he’s not concerned another execution date is looming this week.

The 47-year-old Foster is set to die Tuesday evening in Huntsville for the rape-slaying of a woman in Fort Worth nearly a decade ago.

Foster was set to die in January and in April and received reprieves each time from the U.S. Supreme Court. His attorneys are back at the high court seeking to delay the punishment again.

Foster is a former Army recruiter. He says he’s not afraid but insists he’s innocent.

A second man sent to death row with Foster for the slaying died last year of cancer. They also both were linked to a second murder in Fort Worth.

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