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    Foster and Mauriceo Brown were tried jointly for the August 1996 shooting death of Michael LaHood, Jr., 25, during an attempted robbery on the driveway of LaHood's home in San Antonio. Brown was the gunman, and Foster the getaway driver. During the shooting, Foster was about 80 feet away, sitting behind the wheel of a rental car.

    Brown was executed last year.

    Foster acknowledged he and Brown and two friends were high on marijuana and alcohol and had robbed at least four other people in San Antonio that night when they followed LaHood and his girlfriend. Brown got out of the car, demanded car keys and a wallet from LaHood, then shot the man when LaHood didn't immediately produce them.

    Brown ran back to Foster's car and they drove off. Less than an hour later, Foster was pulled over for speeding and driving erratically. Foster, Brown and two others in the car, Dwayne Dillard and Julius Steen — all on probation and members of a street gang — were arrested for LaHood's slaying.

    Brown and Foster wound up on death row. Dillard is serving life for killing a taxi driver across the street from the Alamo two weeks before LaHood's slaying. Steen took a life sentence in a plea bargain.

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