Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Inmate gets stay of execution

This retarded thing is catching on!

Thirty-three-year-old Brian Edward Davis, formerly of La Porte, was granted a stay of execution by the United States Supreme Court Tuesday.

The reprieve was granted after attorneys for Davis argued the claim that he has some degree of mental retardation. The stay was the second such order granted to a prisoner in as many weeks.

According to information provided by the Texas state Attorney General's office, Davis and his wife Tina McDonald met Foster (the victim) on the night of Aug. 10, 1991 at a Houston bar. At closing time, Foster was observed leaving the bar with Davis and McDonald.

Foster's body was found three days later in his apartment. He had been stabbed 11 times in the neck, chest, abdomen and back. Foster also had suffered a broken nose and had a swastika and the letters "NSSH" (National Socialist Skin Heads) written on his abdomen.