Troy Davis Clemency Request Denied

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied the request for clemency for Troy Davis. Davis is now scheduled to die by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson on Wednesday, September 21, at 7 pm.

Davis has been on death row since 1991 when he was convicted in the death of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis had appealed his case on several occasions. His execution date had been postponed at least three times during the appeals process.

7 of 9 witnesses who originally testified against Davis have since recanted their testimony saying they were coerced into identifying Davis as the shooter by police.

Death penalty opponents, civil rights organizations, Amnesty International, members of the original jury who convicted Davis, and members of Davis’ family have repeatedly said if there is any doubt as to whether Davis committed the murder of Officer MacPhail, then he should not be put to death.

Members of MacPhail’s family say they believe Davis is the person who killed the off duty police officer in 1989 while he was trying to help a homeless man who was being pistol whipped.

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  • sircharles19

    To day, mark such sad hours hearing aobout the decisions for Mr. Daivs. The hours are moving very quickly and many eyes will fill with tears; something has been amist for a very long time in this case. Has anyone or law enforcement been looking for the real killer or have they just sit and hope Mr. Davis life will be taken? The darkest hours are upon us…and even the family who want’s to see that Mr. Davis death is carried out; but in the end, the offiicer killer remain within the touching hands of another; he will be haunted until he confess. You can’t bring Mr. Davis back once his life is gone! I would not want Mr. Davis blood on my hands or in my mind knowing he is not rhe right person. Live with that!

  • Ron.H

    When I was in college training for a Criminal Justice Major,my Instructors taught us about whats called the “MIRANDA RIGHTS”,which basically says we have rights not to say anything,and that we are assumed to be” innocent until proven Guilty”,when arrested for a crime.And,in contrast to troy Davis”s case,if there is “No Proof”beyond a reasonable doubt ,that he committed a crime , should’nt this man be set free, because he has not yet been proven to be Guilty?????And also,”if the lack evidence does not fit ,should’nt the charges been aqquitted” …….Ron.H

  • porsha

    My eyes are filled with tears and my heart is very heavy as i see a so called JUSTICE system prepare to kill an innocent black man, who has spent over 20 years of his life in jail for a crime he did not commit. If this does not propel black men and women to do better , nothing else will. I will be in Jackson on tommorow, and my hopes is that at the last minute this brothers life can be spared.

  • John Chow

    I wonder how could the parole board members sleep at night!!! Are they blindly drawing a line to save their jobs, which are appointments? I wonder how they feel if one of their children in Troy Davis’s situation….Shame..

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