Hank Skinner

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Texas Death Row Inmate Wins Stay

Hank Skinner was to be executed tomorrow

(Newser) - Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner was set to be executed tomorrow, but won a second reprieve when the state’s Court of Criminal Appeals granted him a stay of execution yesterday. Skinner, 49, was convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two adult sons in 1993, but he has... More »

Convicts Win Right to Sue for DNA Testing

Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas death row inmate

(Newser) - Convicts can use a federal civil rights law to seek DNA testing of evidence, the Supreme Court decided yesterday. The court ruled in favor of Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner, who was sentenced to death for the 1993 murder of his girlfriend and her two sons. Skinner—who was... More »

Condemned Man Spared During Last Meal

Murder convict Hank Skinner granted last-minute reprieve

(Newser) - A death row inmate in Texas was spared Wednesday just as he was finishing his last meal on earth—chicken, a bacon cheeseburger, fries, catfish, onion rings, and a salad. Hank Skinner, who had been on death row since 1995, was convicted of bludgeoning to death his live-in girlfriend and... More »

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