Thomas Arthur is sitting at Atmore, awaiting DNA test results that could exonerate him. His daughter Sherrie Stone, MUST be on pins and needles.
I have maintained contact with Thomas since reading about him in "American Injustice" back in 2000. The article left a lasting impression on me, and I have always believed in Thomas' innocence.
On November 28, 2007, I personally filed a complaint against Governor Bob Riley, in an attempt to postpone the execution of Thomas Arthur, until he could be granted DNA testing.
On November 30, 2007, Judge Myron Thompson of the Middle District of Alabama, issued an ORDER stating "For good cause shown, it is ordered that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C.A. Section 636, this case is referred to the United State Magistrate Judge for Consideration and Disposition or Recommendation on all pre-trial matters as may be appropriate."
Last year another inmate came forward and said he was the killer of Troy Wicker. Now, we all await DNA testing to see who the real killer is. You might remember, that on the same day as this other inmate, Bobby Ray Gilbert came forward, Troy King and Clay Crenshaw said the rape kit and other physical evidence in the case, was MISSING. Troy King immediately filed for another execution date, (without DNA TESTING), but was denied by all courts. You can read more about Thomas Arthur's case by going to the following link.