Saved From Execution, Seeking Another Miracle

Friday, November 9th 2007, 1:48 pm
By: News On 6

BEEVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A 31-year-old Texas inmate who unexpectedly avoided certain death believes other miracles may be headed his way. Kenneth Foster made the comments from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice McConnell Unit, where he could be held for the next three decades.

Kenneth Foster is the only condemned Texas inmate to win a commutation from Governor Rick Perry without the prodding of a court. Foster had faced execution August 30th for being at a fatal shooting in San Antonio.

Kenneth Foster claimed he was in the car when a robbery turned deadly and had no idea his companions intended to kill anyone. Foster was condemned under the state's law of parties. That means anyone involved in a crime is held equally responsible - regardless of his or her role.

Kenneth Foster and Mauriceo Brown were convicted of the 1996 shooting death of Michael LaHood. Brown was executed last year.

Perry said he was troubled that the men were tried together.