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Friday, 26 May 2017

75-year old US prisoner whose execution was delayed 7 times has now been put to death

An inmate in Alabama who was famous for escaping his execution 7 times due to legal challenges is finally dead. 75 year old Tommy Arthur was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m today at a southwest Alabama prison after a lethal injection.

Arthur was convicted of killing riverboat engineer Troy Wicker, who was fatally shot as he slept in his bed in the north Alabama city of Muscle Shoals in 1982.
 
Arthur was sentenced to death for the 1982 contract killing of Troy Wicker. Prosecutors say that Arthur, who was serving life at the time for fatally shooting his sister-in-law, had an affair with Wicker's wife, Judy, while in a work-release program and that she paid him $10,000 to kill her husband.

The state set seven execution dates for Arthur between 2001 and 2016. All were delayed as a pro bono legal team fought his sentence. 

Arthur, in a round of phone calls to reporters earlier this week, maintained he's innocence in the Wicker shooting telling the Associated Press, "I'm terrified, but there's nothing I can do. I've got hope in my legal team'.

11 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Emma said...

it doesn't make sense. he should have been executed earlier on. he was allowed to live till old age before he was executed. it makes it look like

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he died of natural cases. he maintained his innocence because that is what is necessary to get him out of jl.

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Sorry sir


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blessing said...

And u know this because u were there when he committed the crime.

OSINANL said...

RIP TO THEM

Ikechukwu Emegwoako said...

A sad - and fitting - end to a murderer. He who lives by the gun dies by the gun - or by the syringe, in this case.

Anonymous said...

Lol, u people won't kill someone on this blog.

ken christy said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

1982 kai my mama never even meet my papa not to tall of me existing.

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