TRUE CRIME STORIES - TRUE CRIME STORIES in the news from around the world. STRANGE CRIME NEWS, FBI Most Wanted, Amber Alerts, Top 15 Most Wanted by U.S. Marshals, National Sex Offender Website.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Prisoner Faces Eighth Execution Date
Seven times, Tommy Arthur has escaped death. With his eighth execution date less than a week away, he phoned from an Alabama prison to talk about the increasingly slim chance that his lethal injection will be called off yet again.
"Until I take my last breath I'll have hope," Arthur, who has been on death row for almost 35 years, told NBC News on Friday. "I don't know how to quit. I don't know how to give up."
He has the paperwork to prove it. Sentenced to death for a 1982 contract killing he insists he didn't commit, Arthur has filed a mountain of challenges, many of them successful — at least in the short run. More