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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District Court Denies DNA Testing for Skinner

Today, a District Court in Gray County denied Hank Skinner’s petition for DNA testing of key evidence collected at the crime scene.   Here is a statement from his attorney, Rob Owen: Statement from Attorney for Hank Skinner in Response to Denial of DNA Testing Motion by Trial Court in Gray County, Texas “We are […]

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Editorial Boards in Texas Call for DNA Testing for Hank Skinner

Over the last week, there have been a number of editorials and op-eds calling for DNA testing for Hank Skinner, who is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas next Wednesday, November 9, despite the fact that DNA testing has never been conducted on evidence collected at the crime scene.  Here’s an excerpt […]

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November 2011 Alert: Stop the Execution of Hank Skinner, Upcoming Events, and More!

Read the monthly alert which includes upcoming executions, updates and announcements, in the news, upcoming events and a calendar for the month. November’s alert includes info on Hank Skinner, an Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Huntsville, the Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty, upcoming events in Richardson, Hurst, Houston, Odessa and more!

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State of Texas Executes Frank Garcia

Last night, Thursday, October 27, 2011, the State of Texas executed Frank Garcia for the 2001 murder of his wife, Jessica Garcia, and San Antonio police officer Sgt. Hector Garza during a domestic disturbance.  Jessica Garcia was the mother of two young children.  Sgt. Garza was a 25-year Police Department veteran and father of five. Read […]

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Elected Officials, Former Judges, Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Officers Call for DNA Testing for Hank Skinner

Today, former judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers, along with current and former elected officials from Texas, delivered a letter to state officials calling on them not to execute Mr. Skinner until that DNA testing can be performed. The letter was sent to Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Gray County District Attorney Lynn Switzer.

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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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