Once again another brother’s life waves precariously in peril… this will be the fourth execution date for a man that quite possibly is innocent of the crime:
In 1989, an off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail was shot and killed. Nine eyewitness identified Davis as the murderer, even though no phsyical evidence tied him to the crime.
In the years since, seven of the nine eyewitnesses recanted their story and two other witnesses said another man committed the crime. Amid the doubt, three previous execution dates have been postponed by court order, one just mere hours before Davis was set to die.
Last week, a petition with 663,000 signatures was delivered to the Georgia board, calling for clemency. Fromer president Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI have come forward asking for a stay of execution. On Twitter,………….Washington Post.Com
Support has spread “nationally’ for a man who may or may not have committed the crime..
Attorneys for Troy Davis have concluded their appeal to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to obtain clemency for Davis, who sits on death row after being convicted for the 1989 slaying of Savannah, Ga. police officer Mark Allen MacPhail. Davis faces lethal injection on Wednesday for the killing. According to a story on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s website Monday afternoon, the five-member board met this morning, and was scheduled to listen this afternoon to testimony from prosecutors and members of MacPhail’s family. The board heard from Brenda Davis, a juror who voted to sentence Davis to death during his 1991 trial. Davis and two other jurors say they would not have reached that verdict had they known that several witnesses for the prosecution recanted their testimony.
We are waiting for the outcome.. our prayers with all families involved including the victims..
Justice Must Be Served.. but make sure you got the right man.. THAT’S HIS LIFE!!!!