Hank Skinner Asks Gov. Perry for 30-Day Execution Reprieve
Today, lawyers for Skinner, whose execution is set for November 9, asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry to issue a 30-day reprieve in the case.
Prosecutors argue that Skinner–who came within hours of death last year– is trying to delay justice. They say that Skinner’s lawyers made the conscious decision at trial to forgo the DNA testing because they feared it would further implicate their client. Texas officials say that Skinner shouldn’t be able to demand the testing post-conviction.
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