USA (Mississippi): Further Information on death penalty/Legal concern, Ronald Chris Foster.
On 6 January 2003, the Governor of Mississippi granted Chris Foster a reprieve pending resolution of certain legal issues in the courts. Chris Foster had been scheduled to be executed on 8 January, his 31st birthday. He was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of George Shelton, white, who was shot on 10 June 1989 during a robbery at the shop where he worked. Chris Foster was 17 years old at the time of the murder.