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Texas death row inmate pins hopes on DNA evidence

Published on Feb 5, 2014 4:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A judge in Texas received crucial DNA test results on Tuesday from a death-row inmate convicted of killing three people.

The judge now has to decide whether to go ahead with the execution of Hank Skinner, who has been on death row for more than 20 years.

He was convicted of the 1993 killing of his companion Twila Busby and her two children.

Skinner says he is innocent and hopes to prove this with the DNA analysis, which he has been demanding for the last 13 years.

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