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AG to judge: Deny DNA testing of Arthur evidence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Troy King has asked a Jefferson County judge to deny DNA testing of evidence for death row inmate Tommy Arthur.

The 66-year-old Arthur has been tried and convicted three times for the Feb. 1, 1982 contract murder of Troy Wicker of Muscle Shoals.

Prosecutors say DNA testing would not have changed the result of his trials.

The judge asked for briefs on DNA testing after a state prisoner, Bobby Ray Gilbert, earlier this year claimed he killed Wicker.

In his filing Monday, King described Gilbert's claim as "incredible on its face" and says it's not a good cause to order DNA testing.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-12-08-08 1650EST

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