Both Sides in Skinner Case Ask Court for DNA Test

Attorneys for the state of Texas and death row inmate Hank Skinner have filed a joint motion with the Court of Criminal Appeals to send his case back to district court so he can obtain DNA testing. 

"The parties have reached an accord intended to resolve the dispute pending before the Court, which makes it unnecessary for the Court to address the issues presented by Mr. Skinner's appeal," the filing reads. (Download the filing to the left.)

Skinner was convicted in 1995 of the strangulation and beating death of his girlfriend Twila Busby and the stabbing deaths of her ...

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