We held a press conference on the Law of Parties in Austin at the State Capitol today. Speakers included State Rep Harold Dutton, Lawrence Foster, Kenneth Foster Sr, Mary Ellen Felps, Scott Cobb and Steven Been (brother in-law of Jeff Wood).
In this video Dutton explains why he is pushing HB 304 to end the death penalty under the Law of Parties.
The reporter made a mistake in the report by saying that Kenneth Foster’s execution was stayed by a judge. It was actually commuted by Gov Perry. Jeff Wood’s execution was stayed by a judge in 2008, but he remains under a death sentence, even though he did not kill anyone. He was convicted under the Law of Parties.