Did This Man Get A Fair Trial?

Posted: September 23, 2008 in Our children

Questions Linger as Man’s Execution Nears
Scott Michels

Georgia plans to execute a death row inmate today for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, though several key witnesses have recanted their incriminating testimony. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in, Troy Anthony Davis, 39, will die by lethal injection tonight. The Supreme Court is scheduled to decide whether it will hear Davis’ appeal Monday, six days after his planned execution. The court usually declines to hear such cases. Davis’ case has attracted national attention because seven of the nine witnesses who testified against him in his 1991 murder trial have since recanted, several of them saying they felt pressured by police to lie on the stand and implicate Davis. There was no physical evidence tying Davis to the murder of Officer Mark MacPhail and several new witnesses have come forward to implicate another man in the crime, Davis’ lawyers say. (more…)

And of course we do not know all the details of this case. But from the way it sounds, something ain’t right.

  1. Onitram says:

    This man does not look like a killer. I was surfing and came here and read. He should have another trial, it is real bad to execute someone that is innocent.

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