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.. Continue reading