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DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmate’s Guilt

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bobby lee hines resize 1 DNA Test Confirms Death Row Inmates Guilt

Bobby Lee Hines (credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office will seek a new execution date for a death row inmate now that DNA test results are in.

The office’s Conviction Integrity Unit requested the test for Bobby Lee Hines, who was convicted of the 1991 capital murder of Michelle Wendy Haupt. According to the office, the test results confirm Hines is guilty of that crime.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website, Hines stabbed Haupt repeatedly with an ice pick and strangled her with a cord inside her apartment.  Hines was the maintenance man for the Dallas apartment complex she lived in and had keys to all the units.  He also stole four packs of cigarettes, a bowl of pennies and a gold charm from Haupt’s apartment.

Earlier this year, Hines lost his appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

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