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State of Texas Executes Cleve Foster

Last night, September 25, 2012, the State of Texas carried out its ninth execution of the year, putting Cleve “Sarge” Foster to death for the 2002 murder of Nyaneur Pal, known as Mary Pal, in Fort Worth.  Foster, a former army recruiter, was convicted under the Texas Law of Parties. His co-defendant, Sheldon Ward, was acknowledged […]

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Update on Beunka Adams: Court Lifts Stay, Execution Will Proceed

Update as of 5:30 PM: The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the case of Beunka Adams, allowing his execution this evening to proceed as scheduled. This will be the 5th execution to occur in Texas in 2012.

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Texas Stoops to a New Low

2 men convicted under the controversial Texas’ Law of Parties statute are scheduled to be executed within the same week as each other (Michael Rodriguez on August 14th and Jeff Woods on the 21st). Although neither was charged of being the actual murderer, they were both convicted and sentenced to die. Currently between 80 and […]