Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Charles Smith Blog is back in action! Hank Skinner; Prosecutors claim DNA tests confirm guilt; His lawyer cautions against premature conclusions; Austin Chronicle.

STORY: "New DNA testing confirms Skinner's guilt, AG's office says -  but DNA testing not complete, lawyer warns," by reporter Jordan Smith, published in the Austin Chronicle on November 15, 2012.

GIST: "DNA testing in the case of death row inmate Hank Skinner"confirm" that he is responsible for the deaths of his longtime girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her two grown sons, Elwin Caler and Randy Busby, who were murdered in the home they shared in Pampa on New Year's Eve 1993, lawyers for the state assert in papers filed in Gray County court on Tuesday.........In a statement released Wednesday, Owen criticized the state for jumping to conclusions about the DNA results obtained thus far. Owen noted that testing is still ongoing – including on two items where a mixture of DNA, including that of an unknown person has been found. While no DNA was found on one of the knives collected from the house, a mixture of DNA, including Skinner and Caler, was found on a knife collected from the front porch of the house, along with a DNA profile from an unknown person. Similarly, a mixture of DNA, including an unknown profile, was found on a blood sample of carpet collected from the sons' bedroom. "We will remain unable to draw any strong conclusions about whether the DNA testing has resolved the stubborn questions about Hank Skinner's guilt or innocence until additional DNA testing has been completed."

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