GA Inmate Loses Clemency Bid

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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.

Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis, whose case has garnered national attention due to claims that he was wrongly convicted, has been denied a last minute clemency bid by the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles. Davis, 42,was charged with killing an off-duty police officer in Savannah in 1989. The parole board heard arguments by Davis’s family and lawyers that there was enough doubt to delay his execution, particularly since seven out of nine trial witnesses recanted their initial testimonies. His supporters continued to rally outside the state capitol building on Tuesdsay evening, a witness told Reuters. Davis' execution is scheduled for Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.