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Hank Skinner Case

A Busy Year for the Texas Executioner, but Hank Skinner Eludes Death Again

David Protess | Posted 02.17.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

On death row for 18 Christmases, Hank Skinner has outlived more than 400 condemned men and women. How? Turns out the evidence was not what it seemed.

Key Evidence Vanishes in Condemned Man's Case: Let's Help Texas Find It

David Protess | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Texas lawmen, after spending more than a decade fighting DNA testing in the Skinner case before relenting two weeks ago, made a stunning admission on Tuesday: They lost a piece of the evidence.