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You remember our death row buddy Cleve Foster? He’s the piece of shit thug who is on death row for the February 14, 2002 abduction, rape and murder of 28-year-old Nyanuer “Mary” Pal in Tarrant County (TX).
Last we checked in on him back in September of last year, he was enjoying his third reprieve in as many trips to the execution chamber:
The court’s brief order said the reprieve would remain in effect pending the outcome of Foster’s request for a review, known as a petition for a writ of certiorari. If the writ is denied, the reprieve is lifted, clearing the way for a new execution date to be set.
Well…good news, my friends…our buddy lost his appeal and a fourth (and damned-well-better-be final) execution date has been set for September 25th. Ok…so not such good news for Cleve. Or his numerous groupies over at Prison Talk.
A former Army recruiter from Fort Worth who was granted three stays of execution in 2011 now has a fourth date: Sept. 25. (this news is a couple of weeks old, but I just now found it).
State District Judge Sharen Wilson of Fort Worth set the new date this week, according to the Tarrant County district attorney’s office. The announcement came about nine months after Cleve Foster’s scheduled date with death was stayed a third time.
The Supreme Court’s brief order in September 2011 said the reprieve would remain in effect pending the outcome of Foster’s request for a review, known as a petition for a writ of certiorari.
The writ was denied and the reprieve was lifted, clearing the way for a fourth execution date to be set.
State lawyers said that the issues had been resolved by the courts, that the Supreme Court has ruled there’s no constitutional right to a competent state-provided lawyer for appeals, and that the last-day appeal was just another attempt to delay Foster’s punishment.
On May 31, 2011, justices declined without comment to hear Foster’s motion for a rehearing, and on June 16, for the third time, Wilson, who presided over Foster’s original 2004 trial, set an execution date.
Hopefully, Cleve has cheated justice for the last time, and September 25th will open up a vacancy in Livingston.
- 1/10/2011 -- Cleve Foster: Sentenced to Die on January 11, 2011 for the Rape and Murder of 28-year Old Woman (26)
- 4/4/2011 -- Cleve Foster: First Texas Inmate to be Executed with Pentobarbital (23)
- 9/24/2012 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Cleve Foster…Is the 4th Time a Charm? (186)
- 9/19/2011 -- EXECUTION WATCH: Cleve Foster’s Third Trip to the Death Chamber in Huntsville (this year); Let’s Hope It’s His Last (40)
- 7/20/2009 -- Texas: Scheduled for Execution: Roderick Newton (45)