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AG King Asks for New Execution Date

By Associated Press

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama attorney general's office has asked the Alabama Supreme Court to set a new execution date for Tommy Arthur - a day after he was granted a 45-day stay of execution by Governor Bob Riley.

The new date will be set at the court's discretion.

Arthur was scheduled for lethal injection Thursday for a 1982 contract murder in Muscle Shoals when the governor issued his order for a stay.

Riley said a change made this week in the state's lethal injection procedures called for a delay in Arthur's execution.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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