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Convicted murderer Henry Skinner wins reprieve

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HOUSTON (AP) - A man set to die next week for a triple slaying in the Texas Panhandle has had his execution date put off for a month.

Forty-seven-year-old Henry Watkins Skinner faced lethal injection Feb. 24 for the 1993 New Year's Eve killings of 40-year-old Twyla Jean Busby and her two grown sons at their trailer home in Pampa.

A state district judge in Gray County reset Skinner's date Tuesday to March 24 to resolve what lawyers said was a legal technicality with the original death warrant.

Skinner has maintained his innocence and is trying to get new DNA testing on crime scene evidence he says could exonerate him. Courts have refused his request over the years and he has taken the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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