Troy Davis put to death
September 21st, 2011
11:50 PM ET

Troy Davis put to death

Georgia inmate Troy Davis was executed Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer.

Davis died at 11:08 p.m. ET, according to a prison official. The execution was about four hours later than initially scheduled, because prison officials waited for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Davis' request for a stay.

After 10 p.m. ET, the Supreme Court, in a brief order, rejected Davis' request. His supporters had sought to prevent the execution, saying seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Below are the developments as they happened. Read the full story here.

[Updated at 11:50 p.m.] Jon Lewis of WSB radio, one of the execution witnesses, gave this account of the minutes before Davis' death:

After the warden read the execution order and asked whether Davis had anything to say, Davis - strapped to a gurney - lifted his head up and looked at the witness area's first row, which was where MacPhail's relatives and friends sat.

“(Davis) made a statement in which he said ... 'Despite the situation you're in, (I) was not the one who did it.' He said he was not personally responsible for what happened that night, that he did not have a gun. He said to the family that he was sorry for their loss, but also said that he did not take their son, father, brother.

"He said to them to dig deeper into this case, to find out the truth. He asked his family and friends to keep praying, to keep working, to keep the faith. And then he said to the prison staff, the ones he said 'are going to take my life,' ... ‘May God have mercy on your souls,’ and his last words to them (were), 'May God bless your souls.'"

Another witness, reporter Rhonda Cook of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, also gave quotes from Davis. According to her, Davis said: "The incident that night was not my fault. I did not have gun."

"And that’s when he told his friends to continue the fight and 'look deeper into this case so you can really find the truth,'" Cook said.

Davis also said, according to Cook: "For those about to take my life, may God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls."

Davis said to the MacPhail family, according to Cook: "I did not personally kill your son, father and brother. I am innocent."

Hours earlier, Davis declined what the prison offered him as a final meal, Cook said.

[Updated at 11:12 p.m.] Davis has been executed, a prison representative has said. The time of death was 11:08 p.m. ET.

[Updated at 10:55 p.m.] Davis' execution is expected to begin between 11:05 to 11:10 p.m. ET, the Georgia Department of Corrections says.

[Updated at 10:36 p.m.] People who'd been protesting for hours across the street from the prison where Davis will be executed are chanting, "We are Troy Davis," CNN's David Mattingly reported.

[Updated at 10:21 p.m.] The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Davis' motion for a stay of execution.

Word of the Supreme Court's decision comes more than three hours after Davis was scheduled to be executed, and more than four hours after Davis' attorneys had filed the motion.

With the ruling, Georgia is expected to proceed with Davis' execution.

[Updated at 10:07 p.m.] The daylong gathering across the street from the prison by Davis' supporters has turned into a candlelight vigil, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reports. Hundreds still are waiting for a resolution. Some are praying, and some others are singing.

[Updated at 9:41 p.m.] The Rev. Raphael Warnock said he was standing with Davis' relatives on the grounds of the prison when they heard the execution wouldn't happen at the scheduled time.

"I was standing with the family at about 7 p.m. By that time, of course, naturally, we were expecting the worst," Warnock, a pastor to Davis' family, told CNN's Piers Morgan. "Suddenly we began to hear cheers from the crowd across the way, and the word came that the execution had been delayed.

"Certainly we're glad that Troy Davis is still alive, but we are still witnessing, in my estimation, a civil right violation and a human rights violation in the worst way unfold before our very eyes. This is Troy Davis’ fourth execution date. I’m glad that he’s alive, but that in and of itself is cruel and unusual punishment. America can do much better than this."

Asked if Davis had had what would have been offered as a last meal, Warnock indicated that Davis might have skipped it.

“I do know that on the last time he received an execution warrant, he refused his last meal," Warnock said. "I spoke earlier tonight with his nephew ... and he said his uncle would refuse his last meal again today. He has continued to insist that this is not his last meal. I must say to you that he evinces a faith that is just amazing, even to me as his pastor."

[Updated at 9:05 p.m.] The number of police officers standing outside the Georgia prison housing Davis has risen to more than 100, CNN's David Mattingly reported. The officers are watching protesters, who've been across the street for hours.

The crowd has been orderly, Mattingly said. While it had been chanting for much of the day, they're "probably as quiet as I’ve heard them all night," Mattingly reported.

[Updated at 8:55 p.m.] Dozens of people have gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in support of Davis, footage from CNN affiliate WJLA shows.

Still no ruling from the court on Davis' request for a stay of execution.

[Updated at 8:39 p.m.] This video report from CNN's David Mattingly, made about 40 minutes ago, shows the people who've been protesting across the street from the prison where Davis is being held, and the police officers in riot gear who are in front of the prison, watching the protesters.

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[Updated at 8:19 p.m.] The mother of the police officer that Davis was convicted of killing told CNN's Anderson Cooper that she is "absolutely devastated" that the execution has yet to happen.

“I’m absolutely devastated because I want it over with. ... They’ve been through the courts four times there in Georgia. They’ve been to the Supreme Court three times," Anneliese MacPhail said in an interview from her home, referring to previous delays. "This delay, again, is very upsetting and I think very unfair to us."

"I'd like to close this book," she said. "We feel (Davis is) guilty. The evidence and everything that we have seen - that I have seen , because I’ve been to all the trials - he is guilty, and I believe in that. And so does the rest of my family.”

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[Updated at 8:10 p.m.] The time that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking to rule on Davis' motion for a stay of execution is unusual, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said. "Usually, it’s handled pretty promptly," Toobin said.

Davis' lawyers filed the motion at about 6 p.m., an hour before Davis' scheduled execution. The state attorney general's office filed a response shortly afterward.

The two hours that the court has had the motion is "not a long time, but it's long enough for (the nine justices) to respond and say, 'Go ahead,'" Toobin said. "So it does suggest that they’re taking this seriously, and there may be some disagreement.”

[Updated at 7:43 p.m.] After a brief moment of jubilation upon hearing that the execution hasn't yet happened, Davis' supporters - who have gathered outside the grounds of the prison where he is being held - are regrouping and talking about what might be next, CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux reports. "Troy Davis can never die" is a common theme.

The state of Georgia isn't proceeding with the execution until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Davis' request for a stay. Davis' attorneys filed the request about an hour before Davis' scheduled 7 p.m. execution.

Davis' supporters, who had been chanting, are now letting out cheers as drivers pass and honk their horns. Otherwise, the mood is tense as they wait for a development, Lacey-Bordeaux reports.

[Updated at 7:26 p.m.] The state of Georgia hasn't yet proceeded with the execution of Troy Davis, because it is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on his request for a stay, CNN's Bill Mears reports.

Davis had been scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. ET. His attorneys filed a motion asking the Supreme Court for a stay about an hour before the scheduled execution time.

[Updated at 7:06 p.m.] Inside the grounds of the prison where Davis is scheduled to be executed, about 100 people, including Davis' sister, have formed a tight circle and are praying and singing, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reports.

[Updated at 6:32 p.m.] Davis' attorneys have filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of execution, the court has said. No decision yet.

[Updated at 6:28 p.m.] Earlier, this blog mentioned a protest outside the White House against Troy Davis' scheduled execution. Here is video of the protest:

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[Updated at 6:20 p.m.] CNN's David Mattingly notes that according to the state Department of Corrections' schedule, Davis would have been offered a mild sedative, to calm his nerves, at 6 p.m.

[Updated at 5:58 p.m.] Davis' supporters outside the Jackson, Georgia, prison where he is to be executed are growing louder, CNN's David Mattingly reports. Frequent chants include: "Death Row? Hell No!" and "Free Troy Davis."

[Updated at 5:54 p.m.] CNN's David Mattingly notes that Davis, who had been scheduled for execution three previous times, "has never been as close to dying as he is at this hour." A previous scheduled execution was called off more than two hours before it was to happen; this time, Davis is a little more than an hour from the scheduled time.

"He has already said goodbye to friends and family visiting today," Mattingly writes. "He's been served his last meal. Everyone is waiting to see if a last-minute appeal now working it's way up the legal system might somehow stop or delay Troy Davis' pending appointment with lethal injection."

[Updated at 5:41 p.m.] The Georgia Supreme Court says it has unanimously denied a stay of execution for Troy Davis.

The court also denied his request for another appeal to be heard.

His attorneys will now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution - Davis' last hope, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said.

"The United States Supreme Court has a procedure in place. They know when executions are coming; they are expecting an application, so I expect this will be acted on fairly quickly. ... It’s unlikely that a stay will be granted, but that possibility exists, and that’s Troy Davis’ only hope," Toobin said.

[Updated at 4:33 p.m.] With one eye on the clock, celebrity supporters of Troy Davis are using their platforms to continue to spread the word about the Georgia inmate.

[Updated at 4:31 p.m.] A Butts County Superior Court judge has declined to halt the execution of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis’ attorney Brian Kammer tells CNN the appeal is now being brought before the Georgia Supreme Court.

[Updated at 4:14 p.m.] Davis saw 25 visitors Wednesday during the six-hour window (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) he was allowed to receive them before his scheduled 7 p.m. execution, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The visitors included relatives, friends, clergy and an attorney.

[Updated at 3:06 p.m.] A look at Davis' schedule today at the Jackson, Georgia, prison where he is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m., from CNN's John Murgatroyd:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Visitation with family, friends, clergy and/or attorneys.

3 p.m.: Will undergo a physical.

4 p.m.: Last meal offered.

5 p.m.: Opportunity to record final statement.

6 p.m.: An optional sedative will be offered.

[Updated at 3:02 p.m.]  About 100 people have gathered outside the White House in Washington, D.C., protesting Davis' scheduled execution in Georgia. The crowd consists mostly of students from Washington's Howard University, CNN's Lesa Jansen and Bob Kovach report.

One of the protesters, Howard graduate student Tamatha Scott, said in a CNN iReport video that the students marched from Howard to the White House, responding to student leaders' call to protest on Twitter.

“I started seeing the tweets about it late last night. It has been a very peaceful protest,” Scott said.

CNN's Lesa Jansen took this photo of the protest:

[Updated at 2:38 p.m.] An example of the high-profile support that Davis has received: Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, posted the following to his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon:

"The State should not be executing Troy Davis. . . if there is even a chance that he is innocent, why execute?"

Davis has gained international support. Public figures including Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, entertainers such as Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte and the Indigo Girls, and others have joined with Amnesty International, the NAACP and other groups in supporting Davis' efforts to be exonerated. On Wednesday, the French Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it "deeply regrets" the parole board's decision.

[Updated at 2:32 p.m.] Outside the Jackson, Georgia, prison where Davis is to be executed at 7 p.m., many of the speakers have struck hopeful notes, and some say they hope to change the system for the future, CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux reports.

Many are holding hand-lettered signs, with messages such as, "Spare Troy Davis." Some have produced signs showing Davis' picture and the message, "NAACP says too much doubt."

One of the signs carried outside the Jackson prison refers to the NAACP's stance.

[Updated at 1:34 p.m.] Dozens of people have already gathered at the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, CNN's Gustavo Valdes reported.

People gather Wednesday outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is among those at the site.

The group is praying and holding hands, Valdes reported.

[Updated at 1:28 a.m. ET]  The Georgia Department of Corrections told CNN it has denied a request by Troy Davis' lawyers to conduct a polygraph test.

[Updated at 10:16 a.m. ET] The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to reconsider its decision denying clemency to Troy Davis.

Supporters of Davis have been hoping that some last-ditch efforts might help save him from being executed on Wednesday night. Earlier Wednesday, his team filed an appeal asking to stay his execution.

[Posted at 9:13 a.m. ET] Attorneys for Troy Davis, facing execution in Georgia at 7 p.m. Wednesday, have filed a request to stay his execution in Butts County Superior Court.

Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday night in Jackson, Georgia, for the 1989 shooting death of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail.

The parole board declined to grant Davis clemency Tuesday following a hearing Monday in which it heard testimony calling into question physical evidence and witness statements that a Chatham County jury relied on in convicting Davis in 1991. In Georgia, only the board - not the governor - has the right to grant clemency.

Since Davis' conviction, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Davis' supporters say the original witnesses were fearful of police and spoke under duress.

Other witnesses also have since come forward with accounts that call Davis' conviction into question, according to his supporters.

soundoff (5,817 Responses)
  1. John

    With all the international heavy hitters weighing in against the execution, isn't it better to give some credence to that and not rush things here? More information could come out in time. Life in prison isn't exactly a walk in the park. Unless you live in a state where people believe that being on the inside isn't much different than being on the outside of prison walls–a perspective that those in pro death-penalty states seem to unwittingly promote about their states.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Because all of these international figures were present at the gas station when the crime took place? They have reviewed first hand all the evidence in the case, and are trained jurists and know he is innocent? Their statements have no bearing on the accuracy of the conviction.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Because to achieve the level of credibility they have attained in life, they aren't in the practice of willy-nilly putting their good names on things without having a solid basis in reason. Those who have attained some maturity of perspective are aware that some in the legal profession become so wrapped up in "winning" and "being right" that justice then becomes relegated to a secondary position.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 101dude

    How much longer do we have to hear people whine about this guy? I keep hearing how it isn't about color but Texas is about to execute someone for the dragging death of a black guy and I don't see anyone protesting that one. Because he's white? He claims to be innocent also.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stace

      Brewer is a white supremacist, and there's no question of reasonable doubt in his case (as far as I know, at least). However, I wish he was receiving as much attention as well, even his victims family doesn't want him executed. So sad, and completely unacceptable.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kat

    What I'm questioning is if Davis admits to the first shooting of Michael Cooper? Were there any witnesses to that shooting? What did his friend Darell Collins say about the shooting? Did he tell police Davis did it? If there were witnesses to that shooting that did place a gun in his hands that matched the bullets in both did another get that gun? If Davis clams he left the second scene before the shooting, how did his gun get in another possession? He was the only one at both scenes, and the bullet tie both scenes. What am I missing?

    September 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Walker

      You're missing any kind of authority that gives you the right to question this case. Stick to watching Law and Order.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • haloguy628

      You are missing nothing. When he shot the man at the party there were numerous direct and close witnesses observing him shooting the guy. Davis then ran from there to the gas station where he started to pistol whip a homeless man. When the cop who was working next door off duty but in uniform showed up Davis shot him twice and then as the cop lay on the ground dying Davis administered another shot to the head.

      Put this animal to sleep and be done with it.

      The casings in both places were from the same weapon and Davis was the only one with gun shot residue on his hands.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      What you are missing is that the only "witnesses" that testify that they heard Davis admit to shooting Cooper have since recanted their testimony, and nobody has testified that they saw Davis shoot Cooper.

      Also worth mentioning is the fact that even if Davis admitted to a friend that he shot Cooper and/or that he killed MacPhail, that is not a confession because he could be lying to the friend for any number of reasons. All of that testimony should have been stricken from the record because it is all–every last bit of it–hearsay evidence.

      Also, the ballistics only prove–at best–that the same gun was used to shoot Cooper and kill MacPhail. It does not prove anything about who pulled the trigger, and it does not prove that the same person shot both Cooper and MacPhail. The same gun could have been used by two different people to shoot two different people at two different times.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Someone needs to ask the right questions John but thank you for the tip. People need to use their brains not just go with the crowd. I believe based on witness testimony he deserves a new I think he did it? Yes.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Bruce where did you find the gunshot residue information?

      September 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Sorry I meant Haloguy.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleopatra

      Kat i'm with you on this one. I think for the public to be satisfied with this execution, more details needs to come out. To alot of americans there is a shadow of doubt, in this murder which is the reason for his execution.
      John.. this IS the people speaking out.. and WE do have a RIGHT to..

      September 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleopatra

      are those close witnesses the seven of the nine that have changed their story?... and some say the bullets are the same.. and some say they are not..

      September 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      Cleo....the 7 I believe are from the second shooting.....they aren't giving much about the first....I think the first shooting is what makes or breaks the evidence in this case.....

      September 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ria

    America is rules by the devil and he is laughing right now. America is the most criminal state of this whole wide world and thats goibg on for years and years. I've read all about the Lindbergh trial and Hauptmann is too executed while he was as Innocent as myself of the crime. The USA is a evil country. Return before it is too late!

    September 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonna

      I agree with you Ria and anyone who doesn't see it is blind.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DCLegal

    @ E Sincere, I agree with you 100%. I do know that there has to be some evidence provided to convict, imprison, and kill a person in this country. So something isn't being publicly displayed to us as citizens. We just don't have a legal system that would convict and kill a man without some proof. Now remember this crime was committed during the 80's not the 50' and 60's. So for the witnesses to say "there was some coersion" is plain silly.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abloo bloo

      Important distinction – it was committed in the '80s in Savannah, with a black man.

      As a life long resident of Georgia who spent parts of the year down in Savannah, I can tell you that the '80s in Savannah were not so progressive as the '80s in other parts of the country.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonna

      This country has convicted innocent people and continues to do it everyday in our courtrooms...even if it's 1 in a 1000, it's 1 too many!

      September 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonna

      @ abloo are absolutely right...we are talking about the south and no matter what they say, think, believe, Jim Crow is still alive and well down here...I've been watching with my own eyes.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. nonna

    There are hundreds of thousands of people expressing their doubt all over the world. Why is this not sufficient reason to stay this execution? The death penalty is barbaric in the first place. How dare we take another humans life and use our so called "in"justice system to do it. How many has this system murdered in error? Yes, it's murder! How many of the convicted of this broke down system were down to their last minutes and then it's realized they didn't do it? There is no oops when the drip starts. STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS NOW!!! ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • haloguy628

      Yeah, people who are told what the liberal press wants them to believe. Not necessary the truth.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonna

      @ point say "not necessarily" which leaves room for doubt.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Here is where I come out: While it's true that "thousands" of people are questioning his conviction, the fact remains that ALL of the courts to hear his case came out the other way. Why should we doubt the decisions of those that actually reviewed the case based on the questioning of those who do not?

      September 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Amit-Atlanta-USA

    Hope Atlanta Police are prepared to handle the fall out after the execution given the charged atmosphere!

    The nation has given Mr. Davis a fair trail, and we should just let the law take its course.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigggs

      time to stop the bs and put them down like animals if they act like animals... This PC BS is getting out of hand. He's guilty per a jury of peers and the evidence presented. He is a thug who robbed, assulted and killed.

      September 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • nonna

      "Fall out?" It's called freedom of speech, or has that been ripped from us too? Oh they call it terrorism.

      September 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Greg Morin

    Read "the Innocent man" and everyone should read it one day it might be you or a family member. you'll understand it better.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    Will this now go to the US Supreme Court...

    September 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Syd

    If someone killed someone I love, I'd want 'em dead too. But now, in this moment, I have the luxury of being objective and rational. The death penalty does not deter crime. For it to do that, it would have to be immediate, cruel and public. But it's hidden away, decades later and clinical. Without would-be criminals seeing the consequences, it doesn't make a connection. To apply it as I mentioned above, would require eliminating most of the (imperfect) safeguards against executing an innocent person. To top it off, we should be better than that. Rather than blood-lust after the fact, we should examine them, learn what makes them kick so we can try to prevent others from doing it in the future. But being rational is something we're not often good at in this country.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Karen

    The fact that Troy is most likely (more likely than not) innocent, coupled with the fact that a State is willing to execute a man that is most likely innocent, makes me sick to my stomach. My guess is that States like Georgia are afraid NOT to kill someone like Troy, becuase it would call in to question every future, and what's far worse, past executions an the legitimacy of them. Can you imagine how balistic an entire nation of people would become if we learned that we had murdered the innocent all because of laziness and unwillingess to do the necessary work to actually CONFIRM someone's guild BEFORE we execute them? This would mean that we would have to review EVER SINGLE CASE in which someone is on, or has been on death row. To me, this seems the only logical reason why a State would continue on with the execution of a potentially innocent man.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • HMM..

      that is full of contradiction..
      lets think logically here, if they kill an innocent man they would be subject to more review than if they did not kill a man because of 'doubt'.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • GIL TEE

      ****** Karen

      The fact that Troy is most likely (more likely than not) innocent


      So 20 years after being convicted of the crime by a jury of his peers
      You come on here and tell us that YOU ALONE, JUST KNOW HE IS NOT GUILTY ???

      I guess you where there, or maybe your crystal ball told you.

      September 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lauren

    There is too much at stake with the death penalty – this case is a perfect example. Troy Davis may have killed that cop, but there is just too much at stake if he didn't. If he is left to stay in jail for the rest of his life and it turns out he is innocent, that would be a terrible injustice. But the situation could be righted and he could be released after the proper procedure is completed. However, if he is put to death and it turns out he is innocent, there is no going back. You can't "undo" a killing. Being adjudicated guilty in a court of law only goes so far – when several witneses (whose testimony the jury relied on in making that decision) are now recanting or changing their stories, it leaves me to wonder if this man actually commited the crime. My prayers are with Troy Davis, his family, and the family of the victim. It is sad that the victim's family thinks they will find "peace" tonight.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Doug

    Caveman Justice. Caveman Court system. You can take the man out of the cave, but you can't take the cave out of the man. The mind of this prosecutor is the same mind as that of earliest man. Doug.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. marc

    People are doing a furious last-ditch campaign in the U.S. and Europe to win his clemency and sent in over 600,000 signatures that really says something. The Georgia Pardons and Paroles Board would not review its decision to allow the execution to go forward. If they kill him and then a year or so later find out that he was innocent after all, they should be fired on the spot and sued up the rectum.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stabbed

    I don't know the whole truth about what went on with Troy Davis. All I can tell you is that the Georgia Parole Board and its employess are a very dishonest bunch of people. Only one thing runs the Parole Board - MONEY. If Mr Davis had enough money to pay board members, he'd be commuted in a heartbeat. Google Bobby Whitworth and Walter Ray. These two Parole Board members were very dishonest and they profited highly from it. Whitworth was finally convicted after declaring himself "The Untouchable." People, the parole board don't care what happens to Troy Davis. All they do is sit back and act like God and if anyone gets in their way, look out. What needs to happen is that people need to turn to God and put Jesus first in their lives. The rest will handle itself.

    September 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
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