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Court Stays Hank Skinner Texecution

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Hank Skinner. Skinner has requested DNA testing to prove his innocence and the court said it needed more time to consider a newly revised state law on DNA testing.

"Because the DNA statute has changed, and because some of those changes were because of this case, we find that it would be prudent for this Court to take time to fully review the changes in the statute as they pertain to this case," the Texas criminal appeals court wrote in a two-page stay order.

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Supreme Court Stays Controversial Texecution

Bump and Update: The Supreme Court has intervened and granted a stay of execution. More details to come.

Original Post 3/23: Controversial Texecution Weds: 30 Day Delay Sought For DNA Testing

Gov. Rick Perry, what's your hurry? Test the DNA before killing Hank Skinner. So says the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Austin American Statesman.[More...]

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