POSTED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 10:44pm
After more than a decade of unsuccessful efforts to obtain DNA testing of evidence collected at the scene of a 1993 Pampa murder that sent him to death row, Henry Skinner won a major battle Friday when Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recommended to a state appeals court that the testing take place.
In a filing with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which is considering Skinner's latest request for the tests, Abbott said the state and Skinner's lawyers have reached a "preliminary understanding" to do the testing. The court still must approve the lawyers' agreed order.
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