HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Undeterred by its three futile attempts last year to execute Cleve “Sarge” Foster, Texas is trying a fourth time.
The state responsible for one-third of all U.S. executions in the modern era intends to put the Army veteran to death Tuesday for participating in a murder for which his co-defendant claimed sole responsibility.
RADIO SHOW PREVIEW
Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:
Tues., Sept. 25, 2012, 6-7 PM Central Time
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TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
CLEVE “SARGE” FOSTER faces Texas’ fourth attempt to execute the former Army recruiter, who has consistently professed innocence. The past execution attempts, all last year, were turned back by the courts. Foster and co-defendant Sheldon Ward were convicted in 2004 of killing a woman in Fort Worth. Ward, who insisted he acted alone in committing the murder, died in prison of brain cancer. Background at www.executionwatch.org > Backpage on Foster..
Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict and activist who founded — and hosted for 30 years — The Prison Show on KPFT. His HMS radio show broadcasts each Wednesday at 2 p.m.: hmsnetradio.org.
Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator, retired attorney and native Texan who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution and defense tables. Joining him will be Houston criminal defense attorneys SUSAN ASHLEY and LARRY DOUGLAS.
Featured Interview: CLEVE FOSTER. If Texas puts Foster to death, we’ll air an interview with him that we taped recently on death row.
Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC, founder and leader, Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, abolitionmovement.org.
Reporter, Vigil, Houston: DAVE ATWOOD, a founder of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, ww.tcadp.org.
NEXT SCHEDULED EXECUTION
On Oct. 10, Texas plans to kill JONATHAN GREEN. Unless he gets a stay, we will broadcast.
PRODUCER: Elizabeth, eliza.tx.usa @gmail.com.
STUDIO ENGINEER: Doyle.
THEME: By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International, myspace.com/shemonster.