Sanity from Texas (relatively speaking)

Texas clemency for death row man

The governor of Texas has halted the execution of a getaway driver in a botched 1996 bank robbery that ended with an accomplice shooting a man dead.

Governor Rick Perry commuted Kenneth Foster’s death sentence to life after a recommendation from the parole board.

Foster, now 30, was convicted under a Texas law allowing accomplices to a crime that results in murder to face capital punishment.

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