#Justice4Hank While the motion for rehearing follows its course and we wait for the decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, here’s what you can do to help Hank Skinner
After the hearing...
As you know, and while hank’s appeal is on hold with the Court of Criminal Appeals, on January 8th and 9th a hearing took place in the trial court in Pampa to allow both the defense and the state to present their respective interpretations … Continue Reading ››
On May 23, 2016 the State and the Defense filed a joint motion to extend time. On June 8, 2016 the Court of Criminal Appeals issued an order denying the request and instead giving the trial judge thirty days to come back to them with explanations for the points detailed in its order.
On November 12, 2014 the defense filed the appellant's opening brief. The State filed its brief of appellee on January 26, 2015 and the defense filed the appellant's reply brief on February 17, 2015. On April 15, 2015 the Court of Criminal Appeals heard oral arguments in the case.
On June 12, 2012, the State of Texas and attorneys for Hank Skinner filed a joint motion informing the Court of criminal appeals of their agreement to conduct DNA analysis on forty pieces of evidence. That court validated the request and returned the case to Judge Emmert, for signature to start the procedure.
On April 1, 2012, the Court of Appeals ordered a hearing for May 2, 2012.
On November 2, 2011, Judge Emmert dismissed the third motion for DNA testing. This decision was appealed to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin.
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 ››
There have been two developments for Hank's case in recent months. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a certificate of Appeal on 14 May 2008. His lawyers filed a motion July 24, 2008. On July 14, 2009, that court dismissed the appeal. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin granted a … 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 ››