Execution Scheduled for Troy Davis

posted Sep 6, 2011, 8:34 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
We are so sorry to share that Georgia has secured a warrant for the execution of Troy Davis. The warrant specifies that he may be executed between September 21 and September 28. We will post action alerts and more info very soon.
Until then please take action here: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=12970

Death warrant signed for Troy Anthony Davis

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A Chatham County judge on Tuesday signed a death warrant for Troy Anthony Davis, who was convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989.
The warrant sets the execution between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. The state Department of Corrections will set the actual date.
Chatham County Superior Court Judge Penny Freesemann signed the death warrant Tuesday.
Davis, 41, was convicted of killing off-duty police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail 21 years ago as MacPhail ran to the aid of a homeless man being pistol-whipped outside a Burger King.
The case has attracted international attention because a number of key prosecution witnesses either recanted or backed off their trial testimony. Other witnesses have come forward and said another man at the scene told them he was the actual killer.
In August, a federal judge emphatically rejected Davis' claims that he was wrongly convicted. In a 172-page order, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. said Davis failed to prove his innocence during an extraordinary hearing in June ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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