By IndyKids Staff

Kenneth Foster Jr. was scheduled to be executed in Texas for a crime the state of Texas admits he didn’t commit or plan. The movement to save Foster won a victory on August 30, when six hours before the scheduled execution, the governor of Texas decided to change Foster’s sentence to life in prison. A Texas law allows for the death penalty to be used against anybody involved in a crime where a murder occurred. Foster was driving a car when a passenger got out and killed someone. Now Foster’s family and supporters are continuing to work to free him from prison.