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Is Texas About To Execute Another Innocent Man?

• The Agitator
Henry Watkins “Hank” Skinner was supposed to be executed tomorrow, but last Tuesday a Gray County, Texas, District Court judge pushed the date back one month, to March 24. Skinner has been on Death Row in Texas since 1993, awaiting execution for the murder of his girlfriend and her two sons. He has maintained his innocence since his arrest, and investigators from the Northwestern University Journalism School’s Medill Innocence Project have shot numerous holes in the prosecution’s case. But Texas officials refuse to conduct a simple DNA test that could point to the condemned man’s innocence or cement his guilt.

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Comment by Powell Gammill (13871)
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I can see no greater reason to oppose the death penalty than the fact that the state is completely opposed to investigating in any aspect those it has convicted and intends to rob of every last breath the convicted will take. 

Why would anyone grant the state the power to take lives with due process under these circumstances --- only those who foolishly believe the state will never come after their family.