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Steven T. Marshall
Alabama Attorney General www.ago.alabama.gov

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 February 21, 2017

ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVEN T. MARSHALL:
U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIAL OF CERT PETITION IN THOMAS ARTHUR CASE SIGNALS JUSTICE IS APPOACHING FOR CONVICTED KILLER

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall welcomed the United States Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Alabama death row inmate Thomas Arthur’s latest challenge to his death sentence.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Arthur’s petition to grant certiorari to hear his challenge over the State’s method of execution.

“The long wait for justice may be nearing an end for convicted killer Thomas Arthur,” said Attorney General Steven T. Marshall.  “For more than 30 years he has fought to delay his execution for the 1982 cold-blooded murder of Troy Wicker of Muscle Shoals. 

Today’s Supreme Court decision is the second in as many months denying Arthur’s legal challenges to his death sentence.  For the family of Troy Wicker, there is hope that justice will soon be served.”

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