Thank you for writing to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley expressing your views about
the case of Tommy Arthur. Your voice makes a difference and we’re writing
today to share some important news in the case.
On Wednesday, the Alabama Supreme Court blocked Arthur’s execution,
which had been scheduled for Thursday, until the court can consider critical
new evidence in the case. Just this week, another Alabama inmate came
forward and admitted that he alone committed the murder for which Arthur
sits today on death row. DNA testing could prove whether the inmate is
telling the truth, and the Innocence Project — with your help —
has urged Gov. Riley to order DNA testing in the case before Alabama
carries out a sentence it can never reverse.
Now that the execution has been stayed, there is ample time to conduct testing.
We are renewing our call that the governor order testing today.
Please forward this email to your friends and collegues to urge Riley to order
DNA testing in this case.
Thank you for your support,
The Innocence Project
The Innocence Project — Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law