|Texas Justice Dept Photo; Cleve Foster|
The reprieve from Texas wasn't about guilt or innocence but about a change in the execution procedure to substitute pentobarbital for sodium thiopental as it is no longer produced in the US. Apparently the change was made without consulting Pharmaceutical or medical professions in order to meet the scheduled execution date (today).
Mr Foster is bad guy. He's probably guilty of the murder he was convicted of (although there is some doubt....read the first link) but that doesn't excuse hustling this thing just to meet a damn schedule! Now that there's a 30 day stop because of the SCOTUS ruling, I wonder if the Texas Dept of Justice will use it to review their "kill" method?