Thousands Take Action for Thomas Arthur Nearly 4,000 Innocence Project advocates have sent letters to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, asking him to allow attorneys for Thomas Arthur to conduct DNA testing that could prove his innocence and save his life. Arthurís March 29th execution date has been stayed for now pending review by a federal appeals court on whether the district court erred in rejecting a claim about the drugs being used in the execution. But this appeal wonít resolve the issue regarding DNA testing. Even though another man has confessed to the murder Arthur has been convicted of and his attorneys have requested permission to do advanced DNA testing on evidence that all parties agree came from the perpetrator of the crime, the state refuses to grant Arthur access to the evidence for testing.
Arthurís defense team is willing to pay to have the evidence tested using more sophisticated testing methods than were used by the state, which were inconclusive. Since this evidence could prove Arthur's innocence, the Innocence Project continues to call on Alabama authorities to allow the defense team to conduct this testing.
Execution dates set for 2 Ala. death row inmates The Associated Press Feb 23, 2012 MONTGOMERY, Ala. ó The Alabama Supreme Court has set execution dates for death row inmates Tommy Arthur and Carey... more
Court grants convicted killer's stay of execution The Associated Press Published: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:06 a.m. A federal appeals court has... more
3/28/12 Arthur execution unlikely Thursday By Bernie Delinski Staff Writer The execution of death-row inmate Tommy Arthur appears to be on hold after a U.S. appeals court denied a motion to vacate... more
fwrd by CEPD Good news! Folks will hopefully have read the recent article we sent out from the New Abolitionist about this case and Arthur's fight for new DNA testing that could prove his innocence:... more
4/1/12 Attorney questions lethal-injection drug By Bernie Delinski Staff Writer While the Alabama Attorney Generalís office seeks to have another execution date set for death-row inmate Tommy Arthur, ... more
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February 29, 2012 Alabama Refuses To Allow Important DNA Test For Death Row Case By Susie Madrak Andrew Cohen writes in The Atlantic about a particularly infuriating capital case in Alabama. As a... more