HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous stays of execution.
Cleve Foster was condemned for his role in the 2002 shooting death of a woman he and a buddy met at a Fort Worth bar.
Attorneys for the 48-year-old Foster argue he's innocent of the slaying of 30-year-old Nyaneur Pal and that his legal help was deficient at trial and early in the appeals process.
The victim, known as Mary Pal, was a Sudanese immigrant. She was shot in the head and dumped in a ditch on Valentine's Day 2002.
The court rejected Foster's appeals Tuesday just hours before he could be taken to the Texas death chamber for lethal injection.