Ever heard of people who cheat death??… Well, Thomas Arthur has done it several times.
The Alabama death row inmate has survived seven execution dates since 2001. Arthur, now 75, is battling for another reprieve with hours until he’s set to be killed for the eighth time on Thursday.
Arthur was indicted in the 1982 murder-for-contract killing of Troy Wicker. Wicker’s better half, Judy, at first told police she returned home in the wake of taking her youngsters to class and was assaulted by a dark man who shot and slaughtered her significant other.
After she was indicted Wicker’s murder and sentenced to life in jail, Judy changed her story and affirmed that she procured Arthur, her significant other, to execute her better half and that he did as such wearing a wig and cosmetics trying to resemble a dark man.
In spite of the fact that he keeps up his blamelessness, Arthur has requested capital punishment at each of his three trials – a methodology gone for opening up more re-appraising audit, he said.
“I didn’t perpetrate that wrongdoing,” Arthur revealed to The Associated Press amid a current phone meet from Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. “I won’t surrender ’til I draw my final gasp. I won’t surrender.”
The Alabama Department of Corrections set execution dates for Arthur in 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016, yet all were delayed as a pro bono legal group tested his conviction. Arthur’s lawyers say there is no physical confirmation connecting him to the wrongdoing. Judy’s assault unit can’t be observed to be tried, and protection lawyers have requested current DNA testing on the wig the executioner purportedly wore.