Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Stay to Hank Skinner

We just received confirmation that the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has issued a stay of execution for Hank Skinner. The order from the CCA states that “the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 64, which provides for DNA testing, has undergone several changes since its creation, but those changes have never been reviewed in […]

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Skinner Appeals to Texas Governor Rick Perry for 30-Day Reprieve

Today, November 7, 2011, attorneys for Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner appealed to Governor Rick Perry to use his authority to grant a one-time, 30-day reprieve so that Skinner “can obtain the DNA testing that he has pursued for more than a decade, and which could resolve once and for all longstanding and troubling questions about the reliability of the verdict in his case.”

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Skinner Attorney’s File Motion with Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

On Friday, November 4, 2011, attorneys for Hank Skinner filed a motion in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Statement from Attorney for Hank Skinner Regarding the filing today of “Motion for Stay of Execution to Allow Meaningful Consideration of Appeal of Trial Court’s Denial of Motion for DNA Testing…”  “We are asking the Court […]

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