On November 10, 2007, Al Jazeera International aired a two-part program entitled "American Justice - Fatal Flaws", part 2 deals with wrongful convictions through Hank's case & Curtis McCarty's who was exonerated from Oklahoma death row after 22 years.
On May 9, 2007, Hank’s attorneys filed an application for a certificate of appealability on the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. On July 2, 2007, Judge Robinson denied the application. On July 27, 2007, Hank's attorneys filed a second motion … Continue Reading ››
On July 25th, 2005, the Federal Magistrate ordered an evidentiary hearing on the issue of DNA discovery and others contained in Hank’s Writ of Habeas Corpus. The hearing was held on November 16, 17 and 18, 2005, at the Federal Courthouse in Amarillo (Transcripts Volume … Continue Reading ››
On July 25, 2004, the Federal magistrate, Clinton Averitte, granted the motion in part, to include all data and bench notes from the private lab that D.A. John Mann paid in 2000 to conduct limited testing on some of the evidence. It was then revealed that … Continue Reading ››
The motion for forensic testing filed on October 9, 2001 was denied. An appeal was filed in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals which was also denied for very arbitrary reasons on July 9, 2003. In the meantime, Hank’s attorneys moved for DNA discovery in Federal court where Hank’sContinue Reading ››
On October 9, 2001, Hank’s attorney, filed a motion for forensic testing in order to obtain the following:
- Fingerprint comparison, tests of blood or other DNA material on both knives – purported murder weapons.
- DNA testing of a stain found on a dishtowel discovered in … Continue Reading ››