Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bulletin: Hank Skinner; Texas; His case will be back in court on February 3-4 for a hearing to consider the results of DNA testing in the case; The Pampa News.

STORY: "AG: Skinner case back in Pampa Feb. 3-4," by reporter Timothy P. Howsare, published by the Pampa News on December 18, 2013.

GIST: "A hearing is scheduled Feb. 3 and 4 in Pampa on the Henry Watkins “Hank” Skinner case, a spokesman from the Texas Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday. The hearing, to be held in the 31st Judicial District Court of Gray County, is to consider the results of DNA testing in the case, said Tom Kelley with the AG’s office. Kelley provided no other details. In 1995, Skinner was sentenced to death for murdering his live-in girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her sons, Randy and Elwin “Scooter” Caler......In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed his execution less than a hour before he was scheduled to die. In June 2012, Skinner and the state agreed to have his DNA tested. Those tests were performed at the Department of Safety Crime Lab in Lubbock.

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