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February 26, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Arthur, NY Group To Try And Stop Ala. Execution
(2008-07-08)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A New York group has launched an e-mail campaign trying to halt the execution of Alabama death row inmate Tommy Arthur.

Arthur is set to die July 31 for a 1982 contract killing. But The Innocence Project hopes to persuade Gov. Bob Riley to issue a stay and order DNA testing that could exonerate Arthur.

An aide said Riley did not plan to intervene.

The 66-year-old Arthur claims he is innocent and was wrongly convicted of murdering Troy Wicker, 35, of Muscle Shoals. He also is challenging the state's latest lethal injection procedures in an appeal in federal court.

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