WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE HANK SKINNER IS INNOCENT?
Short answer: because Skinner and his jailhouse "wife" are masters at keeping casual observers from looking at the whole crime in context.
Their story, carefully crafted over decades is ever changing (contrary to Skinner's claims). It is designed to confuse and distract readers from the truth: that Hank Skinner is a ruthless criminal with a violent past who brutally murdered his girlfriend and her family.
He remains remorseless to this day.
Skinner's not a dumb guy. He's a smart sociopathic criminal with a long history of violence and run-ins with the law.
His "wife" is nothing more than a French anti-death-penalty activist and has been one for decades--long before she met Skinner. She's a communicator and, like Hank, can convince you that yellow is purple.
Together, over the years, they have woven what we like to call the "twisty little rabbit hole" that (contrary to what Skinner claims) changes every time someone finds a hole in their story. Each time they change their story, or have another "revelation", it's dutifully picked up by numerous anti-death-penalty organizations and parroted across the Internet.
The latest round of highly-hyped DNA testing (which required more changes to Skinner's little rabbit hole as more inconvenient facts emerged) simply confirmed what everyone truly familiar with this tragic case already knew:
Hank Skinner is guilty.
He brutally murdered a whole family and there is nothing that stands on it's own that exonerates him.
He knows it. We know it. Everyone who looks at the whole crime in its entirity knows it.
Henry Watkins "Hank" Skinner is a convicted murderer awaiting execution on Texas Death Row for the brutal slayings of his girlfriend, Twila Busby, and her two sons on the evening of December 31, 1993.
In 2008, Skinner "married" Sandrine Ageorges a French anti-death penalty activist, abolitionist and long time death row "groupie" described by one news organization as having a "gaunt appearance and an impressive capacity to communicate." Ageorges set about rallying world support for Skinner and his claim that untested DNA evidence would free him from death row.
With respect to all the "DNA testing" buzz: Skinner is nothing more than a vicious remorseless convict on an evidence fishing trip for something else to spin confusingly to anyone who will buy his (and his "wife's") preposterous and unbelievable story.
Skinner and Ageorges have a carefully woven website that can be best described as a series of twisty-little rabbit holes chocked full of technical tidbits to distract readers from backing off and looking at Skinner from a 50,000 foot level. By the time an unsuspecting reader finishes the 20-page diatribes with carefully crafted links, voila, Skinner is innocent!
Skinner's website bears the dedication: "in memoriam of Jasen Busby" in English and French. Don't be confused. Jasen Busby was not related to Skinner's victim Twila Busby or her family. Jasen Busby was, in fact, a fellow cold-blooded killer who was executed for robbing and killing 2 teenagers because "the devil made [him] do it."
Nowhere on Skinner's website does he memorialize his victims. To the contrary, Skinner has said some incredibly macabre things on video about how he "wished" he'd been the one who murdered the family so he could have "let them out easier."
Skinner's supporters include a laundry list of abolition-centric organizations and "news reporters" who seem to overlook serious facts that can't be simply explained away. They just perpetuate this vicious killer's story. They ignore how often Skinner changes his story, adding another twisty little junction to one of his numerous rabbit holes, each time an "inconvenient" issue is brought up.
Looking at this from a 50,000 foot view of the facts, to believe Skinner is innocent you would have to believe:
Skinner emerged as the sole survivor from a horrific crime scene unscathed (except for a self-inflicted slice in his hand) wearing the victims' blood and them wearing his.
He slept unclothed and untouched through the violent crime just inches away from where his girlfriend was being savagely beaten with an axe handle and her children brutally stabbed.
After the beatings and stabbings (which he slept through of course) he was "roused" by a mortally-wounded, but energetic, kid who helped him get dressed and then led him through the murder scene where he could bleed all over everything for a few minutes.
After leaving the house, the mortally-wounded (but amazingly energetic) boy went one way to die on a neighbor's porch. Skinner ran the other way: 4 blocks to his ex-girlfriend's house where he hid out.
Skinner "told" his ex (threatened her if she did) not to call the cops. Then he tried stitching his hand up and hid in her closet where he was captured by police several hours later.
These are the facts of the case.
In order to believe Skinner is innocent, you have to ignore the inconvenient contradictions and accept his ever-changing story and "revelations."
You have to ignore his behavior before, during and since that fateful night. You have to simply believe everything he and his jailhouse "wife" tell you. You have to sign on to their "hype-train."
This site is here to derail that train.