LOWNDES COUNTY

Foster murder case

appeal to be heard

COLUMBUS The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear arguments in Ronald Chris Foster's appeal of his life without parole sentence for a convenience store killing in 1989. The U.S. Supreme Court had ordered Foster re-sentenced in 2005.

Foster was one of five Mississippi death row inmates saved from lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it's unconstitutional to execute those who committed capital offenses when they were younger than 18.

Foster was 17 when he killed Lowndes County convenience store worker George Shelton during a robbery in 1989.

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