The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted 6-1 to recommend clemency for Kenneth Foster, and Texas Governor Rick Perry complied, commuting Foster's death sentence to life. Gov. Perry went even further, calling for changes in Texas death penalty law.
Kenneth Foster was sentenced to death in Texas under the controversial "Law of Parties" which allows an accomplice who does not kill anyone to be held as responsible for murder as the actual killer. He was scheduled to be executed for the murder of Michael LaHood. The murder was committed by Mauriceo Brown, who was executed in 2006.
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