Hearing to Look at DNA Evidence in Skinner Case

Lawyers for death row inmate Hank Skinner will tell a Gray County district court judge on Monday that had a 1995 jury seen the results of more than 100 DNA tests conducted since his conviction, it would not have sentenced their client to die.

Across the courtroom, state prosecutors will argue that the same DNA tests confirm Skinner’s guilt in the 1993 New Year’s Eve slaying of Twila Busby, his live-in girlfriend, and her two sons.

After more than a decade of fighting over DNA testing and nearly two years of analysis of two-decade-old biological material, evidence that ...

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