Court of Criminal Appeals Grants Hank Skinner Stay

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday granted a stay of execution for Hank Skinner. 

Skinner was set to be executed on Wednesday for the 1993 New Year's Eve murders of his live-in girlfriend and her two sons in Pampa. For more than a decade, Skinner has been seeking DNA testing in an effort to prove that he is innocent.

"The Court of Criminal Appeals with its decision today, has ensured that Mr. Skinner's request for DNA testing will receive the thorough and serious consideration it deserves," Skinner's attorney, Rob Owen, said in a statement. 

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