Supreme Court Denies Arthur Appeal

Apr 25, 2017

Tommy Arthur

The United States Supreme Court will not reconsider the appeal of an Alabama death row inmate scheduled to be executed next month.

Yesterday, Supreme Court justices refused the rehearing request by Tommy Arthur, who has had seven execution dates postponed so far.

Back in November, the Supreme Court stayed Arthur’s execution to consider whether to hear his appeal. It centered on a legal requirement that condemned inmates challenging their method of execution have to name a feasible alternative method of execution. In February, the Court ruled it would not hear the case and maintained the decision.

Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on May 25 for the 1982 slaying of Troy Wicker. He has a pending a civil suit against the state arguing Alabama is improperly secretive about its execution protocol.