DALLAS (AP) - The Texas attorney general's office says new DNA testing in the case of a Panhandle man on death row for a New Year's Eve triple-slaying doesn't support his alternate theory of the crime.
Hank Skinner once came within an hour of execution for the 1993 killings of Twila Busby and her sons in Pampa, about 50 miles northeast of Amarillo. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed his execution, and both sides in June mutually agreed to new testing of evidence in the case.
The attorney general's office said in a court advisory Wednesday that DNA results so far don't support Skinner's theory that an alternate suspect — Busby's uncle — committed the killings.
Skinner attorney Rob Owen says in a statement that DNA testing was still in progress.