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AL: State can't find rape kit in Thomas Arthur case
Wed Jul 30, 2008 17:27
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State can't find rape kit in Thomas Arthur case

Posted by Stan Diel -- Birmingham News July 30, 2008 2:40 PM
An attorney for the state of Alabama in a filing today says he has
been unable to locate a rape kit tied to the case of Death Row inmate
Thomas D. Arthur.

Arthur is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night. His attorneys want
to conduct DNA tests on the rape kit collected at the scene of the
murder of Troy Wicker Jr. in Muscle Shoals in 1982. The victim's wife
claimed to have been raped by the killer.

The state of Alabama asked the court to reject an appeal from Arthur.
Attorneys for the state argued in Jefferson County Circuit Court that
claims by another man that he, and not Arthur, killed Wicker are not
credible.

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/07/state_cant_find_rape_kit_in_th.html

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