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5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Stay of Execution for Anthony Bartee

Ninety minutes after he was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection in Huntsville, Anthony Bartee learned that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had declined to overturn the stay of execution granted to him earlier in the day by a federal judge in San Antonio.  This effectively allowed his May 2 […]

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Recent Developments in Hank Skinner’s Request for DNA Testing

Hank Skinner faces execution on November 9, 2011 despite the fact that key pieces of DNA evidence that were collected from the crime scene in 1993 have never been tested.  In fact, the State of Texas has refused to conduct testing of this evidence for the past 10 years.  On Monday, October 24, 2011, his […]

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Hank Skinner Files Motion for DNA Testing

Today, attorneys for Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner issued the following press release regarding a new motion for DNA testing under a state law that went into effect on September 1, 2011.  Skinner has been scheduled for execution on November 9, 2011, even though key pieces of evidence from the crime scene have never […]

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News Coverage of Supreme Court Stay of Hank Skinner’s Execution

An hour before he was sentenced to die yesterday, Hank Skinner received a stay of execution by the U.S. Supreme Court. The stay was a temporary halting of the execution to allow the High Court more time to consider Skinner’s appeal to release evidence from the 1993 murder scene of Twila Busby; DNA testing of […]