News 12.06.07

U.S. Supreme Court delays Alabama execution; take action today to help secure DNA testing

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday delayed the execution of Tommy Arthur in Alabama due to challenges to the constitutionality of lethal injection methods. Arthur, who says he is innocent, has been opposed by Alabama officials multiple times in his quest for DNA testing on biological evidence collected at the crime scene. The Innocence Project, which doesn’t represent Arthur, has called on Alabama Gov. Bob Riley to grant DNA testing to Arthur, but Riley has refused. Now, the Supreme Court has delayed the execution, leaving plenty of time for testing to be conducted.

Click here to download today's letter to Riley, along with others sent over previous weeks, and to get more background on the case

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We need your help. You can help show Riley that the public – in Alabama and across the country – is watching. It’s your turn to call on Riley to grant justice to Tommy Arthur.


Send Riley an email right now

explaining why it’s important to you that Alabama learns the truth in Arthur’s case before executing him. After you send an e-mail, write to your friends, family and contacts and ask them to take action, too. Here's a link to the email form you can copy send to your friends –

http://www.innocenceproject.org/testing-for-tommy

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