Further DNA Testing Denied for Death Row Case

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Alabama's governor rejects a DNA test in a case involving a death row inmate. Governor Kay Ivey turned down a request from Tommy Arthur’s legal team for additional testing of a wig prosecutors say he wore during a 1982 murder. Arthur’s attorney says the wig is the only piece of physical evidence that can exonerate him. The governor’s office says the wig was tested in 2009 and no DNA was found. Arthur is scheduled to be put to death on May 25 for the slaying of Troy Wicker.

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