By: David Protess
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
If you were moved by the plight of Troy Davis, wait until you hear what is happening to Hank Skinner.
Skinner, 49, has been on death row in Texas since 1995 for the murders of his girlfriend and her two adult sons in their Panhandle home. He has steadfastly professed his innocence. In recent years, the State's star witness recanted her testimony to my journalism students and others, and several witnesses told the students that the female victim's uncle (now deceased) was the likely killer.