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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Votes No on Stay for Hank Skinner

TCADP released the following statement this evening in response to the Board of Pardons and Parole 7- 0 vote against clemency for Hank Skinner. Please call and fax letters to […]

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Firestorm Surrounding Judge Fine’s Ruling on the Death Penalty in Texas

On March 4, 2010 State District Judge Kevin Fine of Harris County, ruled that Article 37.071 of the Texas Code of Criminal Appeals, the state’s death penalty statute, was unconstitutional […]

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In-depth Look at Recent Death Penalty Trends in Texas

The Crime Report, an independent non-partisan medium for issues relating to crime and justice, published an article on March 7, 2010 called “The Death Penalty in Texas: A Change in […]

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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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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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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, […]

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Larry Swearingen Gets Reprieve

MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press Writer © 2009 The Associated PressJan. 26, 2009, 12:28PM HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A federal appeals court has stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a man condemned for […]