July 19, 2007 (309)-310-5223
On Death Row for Driving a Car: Family of Kenneth Foster, Jr.
to Deliver Petitions to
WHAT: Family members of Kenneth Foster, Jr. will deliver several hundred petition signatures to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals asking them to grant him a new trial. Foster has received an execution date of August 30, and his criminal attorney, Keith Hampton, has filed a final write of habeas corpus detailing new testimony that claims Foster had no role in the 1996 shooting death of Michael LaHood, Jr. Sentenced to death in 1997, Foster was driving the car carrying Mauriceo Brown the night he killed LaHood.
WHO: Members of Foster’s family will include Nydesha Foster (his 10 year-old daughter), Lawrence Foster (his grandfather), Kenneth Foster, Sr. (his father), and Lloyd Foster (his uncle). Nydesha Foster will deliver brief remarks and all will answer questions before the petition delivery takes place.
WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2007 at 3:00 pm.
WHERE: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals at the Supreme Court Building, 201 West 14th, Room 106, Austin, Texas 78701.
WHY: Kenneth Foster, Jr. has been on
The Save Kenneth Foster Coalition was established on May 30, 2007 to organize a campaign to halt the execution of Kenneth Foster, Jr. It meets weekly in