Hank Skinner can breathe easy … for a while at least

An hour before he was scheduled to be executed for a triple-murder which he claims he didn’t commit, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution. Skinner is asking for DNA testing for previously untested evidence. Those tests could not only exonerate him but reveal the identity of the real murderer.

Of course, the stay granted by the Court is only temporary. It will give justices a chance to determine whether they’ll review Skinner’s appeal. Not review it, mind you, just determine if they will review it.

Given what’s at stake, you’d think that would be an easy decision to make.