Georgia Weighs Clemency for Troy Davis

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This Aug. 22, 1991 photo shows Troy Anthony Davis entering Chatham County Superior Court during his trail in the shooting death of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. The jury that unanimously found Davis guilty and sentenced him to death no longer agree about whether they did the right thing. Davis' attorneys have delayed his execution three times, less than 24 hours before he was to be executed, in one instance, by raising doubts about witnesses.

Convicted and sentenced in 1991 for the murder of a police officer in Savannah, Troy Davis is set to be executed Wednesday—even though many of the witnesses in his original trial have changed their testimony. Davis will make a last-ditch appeal for clemency Monday to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only authority in the state with the power to commute his sentence. The board has once already denied Davis’ petition for clemency but has added three new members since it last weighed the issue.