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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 scene of the 1993 Pampa, TX murders. Rob Owen, of the University of Texas Capital Punishment Center and Skinner’s lead attorney, has asked the high […]

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Judge Speaks Out Against Court Flaws

In recent years the flaws of both forensic science and the criminal justice system in Texas have come under fire. Retired Judge H. Lee Sarokin, writing for the Huffington Post, speaks out against the denying of additional DNA testing, citing Hank Skinner as a prime example of a flawed criminal justice system. “Thwarting Justice by […]

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Texas Tribune Article on Hank Skinner-Part 2

In the second part of Brandi Grissom’s Texas Tribune article “Case Open” (January 29, 2010) a closer look at the impending execution of Hank Skinner is examined. The article focuses more specifically on the legal actions taken by Skinner for greater DNA testing of evidence since his 1995 conviction in the murder of Twila Busby […]

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Texas Tribune Article on Hank Skinner

Hank Skinner is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on February 24th, 2010, wrongly so according to the 47-year-old inmate. Brandi Grissom of the Texas Tribune wrote an article entitled “Case Open” (January 28, 2010) which profiles the January 1993 murder of Twila Busby and her two mentally disabled adult sons for […]