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Hank Skinner, an ex-con sent to Texas' death row for three murders and spared from execution earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court. (credit: AP Photo)

Court Rules For Texas Inmate Who Wants DNA Testing

The Supreme Court has ruled that an inmate in Texas can pursue his claims to crime-scene evidence that he says may show he is innocent.


A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Dallas DNA Exonerees Look To Each Other For Support

Dallas has a growing community of men whose convictions have been overturned through DNA testing.


Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Innocence Project: Overhaul Death Penalty Laws

A leading anti-death penalty lawyer says the execution of a Texas man whose plea for DNA testing was ignored shows procedures and laws covering capital punishment need to be changed.