News 11.04.11

Hank Skinner’s Continued Fight for DNA Testing

A Texas judge denied death row inmate Hank Skinner’s request for DNA testing in an order that became public Thursday. While the state remains poised to execute Skinner on Wednesday, November 9, more than 100,000 supporters have signed petitions calling on Gray County District Attorney Lynn Switzer to grant DNA tests.

Supporters have declared today a day of action for Skinner, please join us in writing Switzer to allow DNA tests before it’s too late.

Read more about Skinner’s fight in news coverage this week:

Associated Press:

Judge denies Texas death row inmate’s request for DNA tests


Houston Chronicle:

Don’t execute Hank Skinner before crucial DNA evidence is tested


Huffington Post:

Hank Skinner, Texas Death Row Inmate, One Week From Execution Despite Untested Evidence

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    I just watched “facing evil” season 5 episode 9, Hank’s episode. This has got to be a terrible mistake! Between the alcohol and narcotics in his system, and the hair that wasn’t his in his girlfriend/wife’s hand, HOW can this man still be in prison?! Not to mention a piece of evidence (the jacket) that’s been conveniently lost by the prosecution. PLEASE tell me I’m not too late to help.

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