Cleve Foster, a former army recruiter, and his co-defendant, Sheldon Ward, met Pal one night in a Fort Worth bar. They followed her home, then kidnapped and raped her, and shot her.
Pal’s nude body was found the next morning in a remote wooded area, with a gunshot wound to the head. Evidence led to the arrest of Foster and Ward.
At trial, DNA results showed that Foster sexually assaulted Pal. Pal’s blood could not be ruled out as the source of the blood stain on the front seat of Foster’s truck. Ward’s bloody clothes were found in the trunk of his car and a cooler filled with a soapy bleach solution and containing items such as Foster’s boots and leather gloves was found in the bed of Foster’s truck.
In the punishment phase of the trial, Foster’s statement to police, in which he related circumstances surrounding another murder, that of Rachel Urnosky, several weeks prior to Pal’s murder, was read to the jury. In the statement, Foster admitted that he had had sex with Ms. Urnosky the night of her murder, but claimed Ward was her killer. Ms. Urnosky was found dead in her apartment, also from a gunshot to her head. Foster and Ward were charged with the Urnosky murder, but were first tried for the Pal murder.
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The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a temporary stay of execution to Cleve Foster, a former Army recruiter who was convicted of killing a woman he met in a Fort Worth bar.
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Ron T. Ennis/Star-Telegram Cleve Foster, a former Army recruiter, was convicted of murder in 2004.
Related What’s in a Lethal Injection ‘Cocktail’? (April 10, 2011) 2 More States Turn Over a Drug Used in Executions (April 2, 2011) It was the second time this year that Mr. Foster, who had been scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening in Texas, had been spared by the court hours before his appointed death.
The reprieve for Mr. Foster, 47, will remain in place while the court examines whether he received effective counsel during the course of his case and considers questions about his conviction raised by his current lawyers, said Maurie Levin, one of Mr. Foster’s lawyers.
The Supreme Court denied Mr. Foster’s appeal in January but agreed to reconsider on Tuesday morning. In state court, Mr. Foster’s lawyers are also challenging the legality of his execution based on one of the drugs that is to be used in the lethal injection.
“I’m thrilled that the Supreme Court stayed Mr. Foster’s execution, and we hope they will be looking at the issues raised, including effective habeas counsel and Mr. Foster’s claims of innocence,” Ms. Levin said. “I am also relieved that — at least today — that we will not be seeing an execution in the midst of the chaos surrounding questions about lethal injection.”
Ms. Levin said she suspected that there was a link between the court’s decision to stay Mr. Foster’s execution and two other decisions the court made recently involving death row inmates.
In the first, the Supreme Court last month agreed to hear an appeal from Cory R. Maples, who has been sentenced to death in Alabama for killing two people, after the New York law firm representing him mistakenly sent back unopened copies of a ruling sent from an Alabama court.
And Monday, the Supreme Court delayed the execution of Daniel W. Cook, who is on death row in Arizona and was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. Lawyers for Mr. Cook, who has also been convicted of murdering two people, have said his initial lawyers failed to present evidence of extreme physical and sexual abuse in his childhood.
“Each of the cases revolves around the effectiveness of counsel,” Ms. Levin said.
Lawyers for Mr. Foster, a Persian Gulf war veteran, say he also got a substandard defense when he was convicted in 2004 of killing the woman, Nyanuer Pal, a 28-year-old Sudanese immigrant.
Mr. Foster’s roommate, Sheldon Ward, was convicted of shooting Ms. Pal, but prosecutors said Mr. Foster had aided him. Both received death sentences. Mr. Ward died in prison last year.
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Apr 29, 2019 20:38:20 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:16:46 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:19:48 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:22:46 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:26:48 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:33:22 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:35:38 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:38:53 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:48:33 GMT -5
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Sept 1, 2019 20:51:50 GMT -5
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