The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear the case of Thomas Arthur, who has claimed his innocence throughout the 25 years he has spent on Alabama’s death row. Arthur is seeking DNA testing in his case and the Innocence Project has advocated on his behalf. State and federal courts have denied Arthur’s appeals, and Gov. Bob Riley has refused to halt the execution so that testing can proceed.
Arthur’s execution is set for December 6, despite the fact that he has been denied access to DNA testing that could prove his innocence.
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