Items to be DNA tested in death row inmate Hank Skinner case

Hank Skinner

DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys have agreed on items to be tested for DNA in the case of a Texas Panhandle man on death row for the slayings of his girlfriend and her two grown children.

Hank Skinner once came within an hour of execution for the 1993 killings of Twila Busby and her two sons in Pampa. His execution was last stayed in November.

Earlier this month, the Texas Attorney General's office reversed its longstanding objection to testing several items Skinner's lawyers wanted to have examined. On Tuesday, both sides filed a joint court motion that includes a list of 40 pieces of evidence.

The list includes vaginal swabs taken from Busby and two knives found in or around her home.

Prosecutors say a windbreaker found at the crime scene couldn't be found.

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