“There is simply no justifiable reason why Texas continues to waste taxpayer dollars in its decade-long fight to prevent scientific testing in Mr. Skinner’s case.”
On October 27, 2011, more than a dozen current and former lawmakers, prosecutors, judges, police officers and even a former Texas governor sent a letter today calling … Continue Reading ››
On October 27, 2011, State elected officials sent an open letter to Governor Rick Perry asking him to lift the execution warrant so that DNA tests could be performed.
In response to the new appeal, filed on March 4, the court issued an order stating that the request for a new petition for habeas corpus must be filed directly with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to determine if, procedurally, it is a "new appeal" or a "successive" petition. On March 9, … Continue Reading ››