By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
An Alabama death row inmate, 74-year-old Thomas Arthur, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection today at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. But his attorneys have asked the Alabama Supreme Court for a stay or vacation of his execution.
Arthur’s attorneys filed the petition to stay or vacate on Tuesday, two days before his set execution date, because they say the constitutionality of Alabama’s death penalty laws remains in question.