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U.S. Supreme Court grants temporary stay of execution for Alabama's 'Houdini of death row'http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-alabama-houdini-execution-20170525-htmlstory.html
He did not expect to be put to death, he said back then, noting he expected higher courts to eventually reverse his conviction and death sentence.
“I will not be executed,” Arthur said. “I’m totally positive of that. I wouldn’t dare ask you for it if I thought for a minute that I would be executed.”
Jarvie is a special correspondent.