Troy Davis: execution set for tomorrow

Many of you may be aware of the case of Troy Davis. He has been on death-row for twenty years, convicted of murdering a police officer. Davis has always maintained his innocence. There is no physical evidence linking him to the crime. Of nine witnesses for the prosecution, seven have changed or recanted their initial testimonies in sworn affidavits. Some claim they were coerced by the police ahead of Davis’ trial. Meanwhile, ten people have pointed to one of the remaining witnesses as the killer. In spite of this, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles have refused to grant Davis clemency. He is due to be executed tomorrow. If you would like to join the Amnesty campaign to try and reverse this decision, go here.

3 thoughts on “Troy Davis: execution set for tomorrow

  1. Ah – thanks, Anne. I had a feeling there had been some previous posts about this, but was chasing around too much yesterday to find them.

  2. I thought they illustrated some of the features of the case that I’m not seeing in current articles. And also our long-term concern.

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