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Last Minute Appeal for Additional DNA Testing on Behalf of Hank Skinner

As the March 24, 2010 execution date for Hank Skinner approaches, Skinner’s defense team has made a last minute appeal for additional DNA testing of forensic evidence found at the […]

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Statement from Hank Skinner’s Attorney

The following is a statement from Rob Owen, attorney for Hank Skinner who is scheduled for execution on Wednesday, March 24, 2010: “Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused […]

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Additional Coverage of Hank Sinner’s Upcoming Execution

Two weeks ago Hank Skinner, convicted in the 1993 murder of then girlfriend Twila Busby and her two adult sons, was issued a stay of execution till March 24, 2010. […]

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Hank Skinner Refused Hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday, March 1, 2010, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear the case against Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner. The case was denied a hearing without comment; […]

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Prosecutors Urge for Punishment of Judge Sharon Keller

“Effort to Remove Judge Resumes”, Austin American Statesman, Chuck Lindell On Wednesday, February 17, 2010, prosecutors objected to a report which said Judge Sharon Keller broke no law in 2007 […]

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Interview with Dr. Protess, advocate of additional DNA testing for Hank Skinner

On February 16, 2010 Dr. Protess, a professor at Northwest University and the director of the Medill Innocence Project, spoke with Rachael Clark of the Houston Independent Media Center regarding […]

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Larry Swearingen loses appeal at the Court of Criminal Appeals

As reported yesterday, Larry Swearingen lost his request for additional DNA testing with the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Texas Observer wrote the following piece on Swearingen’s possible innocence. “Possibly […]

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Petition for DNA testing in Hank Skinner case

The upcoming execution of Hank Skinner has sparked various campaigns asking for clemency before Skinner’s scheduled February 24, 2010 execution date. One such campaign is an online petition through […]