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Hank Skinner Death Penalty

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.

Witness Implicates Alternative Suspect in Texas Death Penalty Case

David Protess | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

The 18-year debate over Hank Skinner's guilt or innocence will likely continue to rage, with both sides questioning results that challenge their point of view about the case.

Texas Lawman to High Court: DNA Testing "Frivolous" in Death Penalty Case

David Protess | Posted 07.04.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

If the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals grants the motion for DNA testing, a little blood and sweat on a jacket may be the difference between life and death for Hank Skinner. Could anything be less frivolous?

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Stay Of Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Hank Skinner Monday, who was scheduled to be executed Nov. 9. ...

What Texas Isn't Telling You About Hank Skinner's Case

David Protess | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Prosecutors swear up and down that they are acting on principle, that Hank Skinner had his chance for DNA testing and blew it, like a guilty man would.

Time Is Not on Texas Condemned Man's Side

David Protess | Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Governor Perry seems to have his own problems lately. Why add the execution of Hank Skinner, a possibly innocent man, to the list?

Willful Ignorance In Texas Execution?

Radley Balko | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

A week from today, Texas death row inmate Henry "Hank" Skinner is scheduled to be executed for the 1995 murders of Twila Busby and her two adult sons....

Test the DNA

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

Hank Skinner has an execution date set for November 9, 2011. But he has cases pending in federal and state courts to compel the State of Texas to conduct DNA tests on all of the untested evidence in his case.

Texas Must Test DNA Before Carrying Out Skinner Execution

Kirk Bloodsworth | Posted 12.28.2011 | Crime
Kirk Bloodsworth

I do not know if Mr. Skinner is innocent or guilty -- but I do know firsthand the critical importance of DNA testing. Nearly twenty years ago, I became the first person in the U.S. exonerated from death row when post-conviction DNA testing proved my innocence.

Texas to Condemned Man: Execution First, DNA Later

David Protess | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago
David Protess

Hank Skinner is scheduled to die in a month -- while two judges continue to contemplate whether he can test the evidence that might clear him.

Hank Skinner Death Penalty Case: Texas Jurors Reconsider Verdict

Aol News | Medill Innocence Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In March 1995, a jury left a Fort Worth, Texas, courthouse having unanimously decided that DNA testing and compelling testimony led to an inescapable ...