Death row inmate fighting for life

Posted Sam McAdams - email

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Alabama death row inmate Tommy Arthur is fighting for his life.

Arthur has asked the court of criminal appeals to reverse a ruling that would mean death by lethal injection.

Today, the appeals court heard arguments on whether a Jefferson county circuit judge properly threw out another inmate's confession in the case.

Arthur was convicted in the 1982 shooting of Troy Wicker.

However, another inmate claims he killed wicker.

No word yet on a ruling.

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