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Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency
Shirley Skinner’s Family Seeks Clemency

The family of an Ashland woman serving a 55 year prison sentence for first degree murder is seeking support for her release.

Shirley Skinner was convicted in May 2010 for shooting and killing her granddaughter’s estranged husband, Steven Watkins.  Skinner’s husband, Kenneth Skinner, is trying to get enough signatures on a petition for the governor to grant clemency for the 78-year-old woman.

Skinner told authorities that his wife is suffering from poor health and the prison isn’t taking care of her.