DNA Confirms Death Row Inmate's Guilt: Prosecutors

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012  |  Updated 12:12 PM CDT
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DNA Confirms Death Row Inmate's Guilt

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Bobby Lee Hines is on Texas death row for the 1991 murder of Michelle Haupt in her Dallas apartment, he was 19 at the the time of the crime.

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The Dallas County district attorney's office says it will seek a new execution date for a man condemned for the slaying of a Dallas woman at her apartment more than 20 years ago after new DNA testing confirmed the prisoner's guilt.

Prosecutors in May asked a judge to withdraw the June execution date for Bobby Lee Hines pending the outcome of the tests.

The district attorney's office said Thursday testing of nail clippings from 26-year-old Michelle Wendy Haupt confirmed Hines as the man who strangled and used an ice pick to kill her in 1991.

Hines, now 40, was 19 at the time and on probation. He was staying with the apartment complex maintenance man who lived next door to Haupt and had access to keys to apartments.

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