Execution with Lubbock ties scheduled 4th time - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Execution with Lubbock ties scheduled 4th time

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Three times since early last year, a former Army recruiter, Cleve Foster, 48, avoided execution for participating in the slaying of a Fort Worth woman, Mary Pal, 30, a decade ago.

The case has ties to Lubbock because officials say the same gun that used to kill Pal was also used to murder Texas Tech graduate Rachel Urnosky, 22.

Foster now has a fourth execution date set for Tuesday evening in Huntsville. His lawyers have gone again to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to get him another reprieve.

Foster was convicted in 2002 in the Pal murder, but he says he "didn't get three stays for nothing." He believes the repeated postponements mean there's something to his arguments that he's innocent. He has not been tried or convicted for the Urnosky murder.

His attorneys also say Foster received poor legal help at his trial and in early appeals.

The Urnosky family of Lubbock feels differently and said last year, "As Foster's lawyers continue to play the judicial system with last minute appeals, there is nothing but total disregard for the victim's families."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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