Who was Twila Jean Busby? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death


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A Texas man who had been on death row for nearly 30 years after being convicted of the murders of his girlfriend and their two children has died of natural causes, a spokesman for the state prison system said Thursday.

Henry “Hank” Skinner, 60, died Thursday afternoon at a Galveston hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Robert Hurst said. In a statement, Skinner’s lawyers said he died of complications following surgery in December to remove a brain tumor.

Twila Jean Busby Age

Twila Jean Busby was 40 years old. 

Twila Jean Busby  Cause of Death

Skinner was scheduled to be executed on September 13. Skinner was convicted of capital murder in the New Year’s Eve 1993 death of 40-year-old Twila Jean Busby and her sons, 22-year-old Elwin Caler and 20-year-old Randy Busby. They were found dead at his home in Pampa, located northeast of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle.

Prosecutors said Skinner used an ax handle to kill Twila Busby and then fatally stabbed her mentally challenged children. Skinner had long maintained his innocence. He said that he had passed out on a sofa from a mixture of vodka and codeine at the time of his death. Skinner and his attorneys had pointed to Twila Busby’s now-deceased uncle, Robert Donnell, as the possible killer.

“Mr. Skinner was still challenging his conviction at the time of his death, and we deeply regret that he passed away before those proceedings were complete,” his attorneys said in a statement. Prosecutors had said there were traces of Skinner’s DNA in the blood from the bedroom where Randy Busby was found stabbed to death and that his DNA also matched bloodstains throughout the house where the murders occurred.

Skinner once came within an hour of execution in March 2010 before the US Supreme Court granted him a stay so that he could conduct DNA testing on untested crime scene items.

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