Cleve "Sarge" Foster
By: Melody McDonald
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Texas Death Row inmate Cleve Foster has had his execution blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Foster, convicted in the 2002 rape and murder of a Fort Worth woman, would have been the third condemned Texas prisoner executed this year and the first since the state switched to pentobarbital in its lethal three-drug mixture.
The Supreme Court agreed to reconsider its January order denying the 47-year-old’s appeal. That appeal raised claims of innocence and poor legal help during his trial and early stages of his appeals.