Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Breaking News: Stay of Execution for Hank Skinner

6:30 PM: AP has posted the following:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has blocked the execution of a Texas man who says DNA testing could clear him of the triple slaying that has sent him to death row.

The justices' order Wednesday could allow Hank Skinner access to evidence that he says could demonstrate his innocence. The 47-year-old Skinner faced lethal injection for the bludgeoning and strangling of his girlfriend, 40-year-old Twila Jean Busby, and the stabbings of her two adult sons at their home in the Texas Panhandle town of Pampa on New Year's Eve in 1993.

6:15 PM: We were just informed from our friends in Huntsville that the US Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution for Hank Skinner. More details to follow!

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