Wednesday, October 15, 2008

GEORGIA: Execution date set for Troy Anthony Davis: October 27th

Parole board says it won't reconsider execution. (But we must do ALL we can to stop this travesty of the rule of law and denial of a reasonably fair trial.)

Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989, is to be executed October. 27. The date was set after a Chatham County judge signed a warrant Wednesday afternoon setting the time frame from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 for the execution.

This is Davis 3rd execution date in little more than a year.

Last month, just 2 hours before he was to die by lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his execution so it could decide if it would hear Davis challenge based on the recantations of seven of the nine witnesses who testified against him.

On Tuesday, the court without explanation refused to hear the appeal.

Davis was condemned to die for the Aug. 19, 1989 killing of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail. The 27-year-old father of 2 was working off duty when he was shot in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant.

(source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

There is a world-wide cry against this move for execution...Please note the Actions and Updates a few posts below. Keep checking back.

Any abolitionists here, please do all you can also to help save the life of Gregory Wright...see the post just below...

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