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Percy Eugene Foreman
Birth: Jun. 21, 1902
Coldspring
Coryell County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1988
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Legendary Texas criminal defense attorney. Known for his unconventional trial strategies, he handled society divorces, and in sixty years of practice defended more than 1,000 accused murderers, only one of whom was executed. (Foreman was quoted as saying, “He deserved it.”) Among his most famous clients were James Earl Ray, whom he persuaded to plead guilty to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in exchange for a life sentence; socialite Candace Mossler's nephew Melvin Lane Powers, acquitted of a murder charge; Alvin Lee King, who killed five people in a Baptist church and committed suicide before his trial; and Charles Harrelson, sentenced to fifteen years for a contract killing and involved in the assassination of a federal judge in San Antonio. (bio by: Joel Berry) 
 
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Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Joel Berry
Record added: Jan 27, 2002
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Percy Eugene Foreman
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