Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Kenneth's Case on KXAN-Austin

Campaigners Show Up To Back Death Row Inmate

Aug 14, 2007 09:45 PM

Nearly 50 people came out Tuesday to support the "Save Kenneth Foster" campaign at the Carver Library.

Foster is a death row inmate scheduled to die Aug. 30.

He was convicted as an accomplice in the 1996 murder of Michael LaHood, 25, in San Antonio.

People who support Foster said because he only drove the getaway car, he should not get the death penalty, and they're now appealing to Gov. Rick Perry to grant clemency.

"If you're driving in a car, and someone gets out and shoots somebody, then suddenly you're facing a death sentence, and I think that is something people throughout Texas should be aware of," said campaigner Bryan McCann.

Watch KXAN Austin News at 10 p.m. Wednesday for an interview from death row with Foster and hear how the family of the victim in this case supports the death penalty.

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