The Kenneth Foster story, together with a picture, is on the front page of the New York Times online. It includes an mp3 audio with the reporter and he gives a lot of credit to the anti-death penalty movement and the power of swaying politicians through public/popular opinion. This is a similar observation that the Fort Worth Star-Telegram made in this editorial.

In the audio, he mentions the annual March to Stop Executions in October and says that with this victory the anti-death penalty movement in Texas will be “encouraged that they can change things”.

Governor Commutes Sentence in Texas

Mona Reeder/The Dallas Morning News, via Associated Press
Governor Commutes Sentence in Texas

Kenneth Foster, whose case has raised international protest, won a rare commutation to life in prison.

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