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USA (Texas): Kenneth Eugene Foster (m), Death penalty / Legal concern

, Índice: AMR 51/131/2007

Kenneth Foster, black, aged 30, is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 30 August. He was sentenced to death in 1997 for the murder of Michael LaHood, a white man, in 1996. Mauriceo Brown, the person who shot LaHood, was executed in 2006. Kenneth Foster, in a car some 30 metres from the crime when it was committed, was convicted under the "law of parties", the 1974 Texas law under which the distinction between principal actor and accomplice in a crime is abolished and each may be held equally culpable.

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