|Kenneth Foster Sr in 2007 after hearing the news that his son|
Kenneth Foster Jr's death sentence was just commuted to life
by Governor Rick Perry
The issue of separate trials arose after Governor Rick Perry commuted the death sentence of Kenneth Foster, Jr in 2007. At the time, Perry cited the fact that Foster had been tried together with his co-defendant as a reason for his decision to commute the death sentence. Rep Dutton has also filed HB 855 that would prohibit death sentences in Law of Parties cases. It will also be heard on Tuesday.
Below is the statement Perry issued on the day of the commutation in 2007: