The United States Supreme Court has granted an 11th hour stay in the execution of Henry Skinner. The Supreme Court did not consider the merits of the appeal but only that they needed more time to consider the matter. While we shouldn't read too much into the Supreme Court's decision, it does indicate that they believe that there are serious issues that deserve a closer look. Skinner is alleging that his civil rights were violated when he was denied DNA testing of bloody knives, material beneath the dead woman's fingernails, rape kit samples and other items found at the crime scene.
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