"Skinner attorneys: DNA points to uncle as the killer," is by Timothy P. Howsare in today's edition of the Pampa News.
An advisory submitted to the 31st District Court in Pampa and the Texas Attorney General’s office by convicted murderer Hank Skinner’s attorneys points to Robert Donnell, Twila Busby’s deceased uncle, as the real killer in the triple homicide that occurred on New Year’s Eve in 1993.
In the advisory, submitted in August, Skinner’s attorneys, Douglas Robinson and Robert Owen, cite results of a third round of DNA tests performed by an independent laboratory in Lorton, Va.
Robinson and Owen have represented Skinner for more than a decade and have represented other death-row inmates.
The attorneys will be presenting evidence to support Skinner’s innocence at an evidentiary hearing scheduled for Feb. 3 and 4 in Pampa. The court also will consider evidence presented by the state.
Robinson and Owen could not say at this time if Skinner will be present at the hearing.
The state Attorney General’s Office has taken over the case and will present the state’s case at the hearing.
Earlier coverage of Hank Skinner's case begins at the link.