News 07.08.08

Still no DNA test for Alabama man; July 31 execution date set

Tommy Arthur has been on Alabama’s death row for most of a quarter-century, and he has maintained his innocence the entire time. Now, Alabama officials say they plan to execute him on July 31st, and the possibility looms that he could be executed without a DNA test that could show whether he is guilty or innocent. Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has the power  to order DNA testing in this case before the state carries out a sentence it can’t reverse, but he has said he that he won’t order the tests.



Take 30 seconds today and send Riley an email

urging him to order DNA testing Arthur’s case. Riley has the authority to order testing – just as George W. Bush did in another case when he was governor of Texas, and other governors have done in similar cases – and he needs to hear that the public expects him to meet his moral and ethical obligation.

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