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Old 11-04-2009, 09:02 AM
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Hank's date has been set. Texas will execute him Feb 24. My thoughts are with Hank and all of his loved ones.
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Oh my....terrible news. My thought go out to everybody involved....
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So terrible! Thinking of all involved, he has good friends here...horrible.
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I'm so sorry ... Hank and his loved ones are in my thoughts.
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I will NOT let them do this without the fight of my life!!!!!
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Sorry to read this.
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Each name added to the list sends a knife through my heart. My thoughts and prayers go to Hank Skinner and his loved ones.
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Please keep Hank's wife, children, grandchildren and mom in your hearts and prayers. His family need your love, support and strength right now, like those of us who love Hank as a dear friend.
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Written by Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner:

TO SUPPORT HANK'S CLEMENCY PETITION:

The clemency petition is seeking a commutation of Hank's death sentence to life in prison in order to enable him to prove his innocence and seek a pardon.

The letters can be mailed in support of his clemency petition starting February 4th and to arrive no later than February 17th.

Please write the following reference "Attention: Hank Skinner Case - #999143" on each page of your letter (as well as the covering page if you send it by fax) and on the front of the envelope.

Clemency Section
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78757-6814

Fax (512) 467-0945


DO NOT SEND YOUR LETTER TO INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, IT WOULD SIDETRACK YOUR LETTER AND IT MIGHT NOT EVEN REACH THE BOARD IN GOOD TIME TO BE CONSIDERED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

All the details of the case are available on the website, however, here are some of the points you can raise:

Hank was sentenced to die on the basis of a perjured testimony and circumstancial evidence

The accusation theory relied on that one witness, who later recanted and explained how she was threatened to
make a false statement to the police and give a deposition at trial which was based on a script supplied by the district attorney's office

The little forensic analysis done before his trial excluded him as the killer

The additional and minimum testing done during his post conviction appeals excluded him too

The available scientific evidence proves his physical incapacitation at the time of the crime

The important quantity of evidence remaining to be tested is essential to reveal the truth about his innocence

His motions for DNA testing have been denied although he has always offered to pay for the costs

The state of Texas has a very poor record in terms of wrongful convictions and DNA exonerations

The interest of justice is to find out the truth and to not execute an innocent

The state is withholding the untested evidence that can prove Hank's innocence

The commutation of his death sentence is the only way for justice to be served

For more information about the case, visit: http://www.hankskinner.org
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I've got the details, I'll write over the weekend.
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I will write today. Hank and all his loved ones are in my thoughts as are his friends on here.
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Agree Mamma. If we all write, phone or fax, our voices will make a difference. If we do nothing, then we can't mourn if Hank dies. One letter - 5 minutes of our time, to save a life. I don't need to say anymore!
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my thoughts and prayers go out to his family i pray that Gods grace helps them through this time
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Twila Busby was Hank Skinner’s soul mate. “We just fell together. We just clicked, man,” he says. The two were hardly apart after they met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. They would kiss in public and cuddled up on the couch to watch thrillers. They were “sick in love,” Skinner says through a telephone receiver behind a Plexiglas window on Texas’ death row unit in Livingston.

A jury found that Skinner was so sick in love that, in a jealous rage, he strangled Busby, bashed in her head and face with an ax handle and then stabbed to death her two mentally disabled adult sons on New Year's Eve 1993. He was sentenced to death for the three murders. His execution is scheduled for Feb. 24.

The 47-year-old doesn’t deny he was in the small house in the tiny West Texas town of Pampa on the night of the murders or that the blood on his clothes that night belonged to 41-year-old Busby and her sons. But Skinner and his lawyers say there’s no way he could have killed anyone; he was so loaded on vodka and pills that he was nearly comatose. They argue that his appointed trial attorney, a former district attorney who had previously prosecuted him for theft and assault, failed to adequately investigate other potential suspects. They insist Texas is about to execute an innocent man — and the state has evidence that could prove it.

http://www.texastribune.org/stories/...d-man-balking/

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An interview Hank did 1/29/10

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So, if the state is SO SURE he is guilty, then why are they SO AFRAID to test the DNA under the girlfriends fingernails?
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OMG...while some states are trying to abolish..Texas is up and running again....
Will they ever learn...? they had a pretty good example with the case of Todd and now this.

Where are his rights...Makes me so so angry
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So, if the state is SO SURE he is guilty, then why are they SO AFRAID to test the DNA under the girlfriends fingernails?
I've heard of a lot of cases where they wouldn't allow that. We had one in Canada and the man had to have a British lab do the tests and they did prove his innocence. If the state is so sure you'd think they'd want to do the test to prove 100% someone is guilty instead of leaving any doubt.
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"Henry Skinner is scheduled for execution in Texas on February 24 despite the lack of DNA testing of critical evidence from the crime scene that could lead to his exoneration. Skinner has always maintained his innocence of the 1993 murder of his girlfriend and her two grown sons in Tampa, Texas. At his trial, the prosecution presented the results of selective DNA testing on some of the crime evidence that tended to prove Skinner's presence at the scene, which was his place of residence, a fact he has never disputed. But the state has repeatedly refused his request to test other evidence, including material found on the victim, that could point to another suspect. ..."

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Lets all unite in prayer for a stay of execution and for strength and courage for Hank. I've become friends with him and I believe they are truly KILLING an innocent man. Any taking of human life is not the states right. Please light prayer candles and begin in ernest prayer to save my friends life. Thank you
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