Monday's Most Intriguing People: A death row inmate, a writer and a boxing legend
Troy Davis has been on Georgia's death row for 19 years.
March 28th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

Monday's Most Intriguing People: A death row inmate, a writer and a boxing legend

TROY DAVIS

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a condemned Georgia inmate's request that his execution be delayed as he attempts to prove his "actual innocence." Without comment, the justice put aside two separate appeals from Troy Davis, probably setting the stage for the state to set another execution date. Davis, on death row for 19 years, has gained international support for his long-standing claim that he did not murder a Savannah police officer more than two decades ago. A number of key prosecution witnesses have either recanted or backed off their trial testimony. Other witnesses have come forward and said another man at the scene told them he was the actual killer. FULL STORY

MARK BOAL

The American journalist who won an Academy Award in 2010 for the screenplay of "The Hurt Locker" has written an extensive report in Rolling Stone this month about U.S. military atrocities in Afghanistan. "The Kill Team" details how rogue members of the Army's 3rd Platoon, 5th Stryker Brigade murdered at least four Afghan civilians and tried to cover up their deaths.

Last week, Cpl. Jeremy Morlock was sentenced to 24 years for his role in the killings. Others await military trial. Boal's war stories from his time as a military embed have twice become films. "The Man in the Bomb Suit" evolved into "The Hurt Locker." Another became the film "In the Valley of Elah." Now, Boal is reportedly set to produce, and possibly write, a film version of the Wikileaks story.

NICK CHARLES

The greatest boxing commentator since Howard Cosell returned to the ring on Saturday. Former CNN Sports Illustrated anchor Nick Charles called play-by-play on HBO's "Boxing After Dark." The 64-year-old was brought on by HBO after Executive Producer Rick Bernstein read a stirring Sports Illustrated profile detailing Charles' struggle with terminal bladder cancer. Charles was reinvigorated preparing for the featherweight match between Mikey Garcia and Matt Remillard. Though he's suffering from immense pain, the ex-anchor seemed to thrive on air. "Why am I doing this tonight?" he asked at the start of the bout. "To inspire others to do what they love."

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. guest

    OJ was innocent too.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Calvin

    Yes. So innocent after he dies in prison I think the vatican has already announced that he is up for sainthood. St. Simpson.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The electric is not hooked up

    Hopefully Mumia isn't far behind.

    March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AdrianZ

    The death penalty is an abomination. The Troy Davis case is a travesty.

    My blog post: "THE DEATH PENALTY - PART 2: I AM TROY DAVIS"
    http://adrianzupp.blogspot.com/2010/09/death-penalty-part-2-i-am-troy-davis_21.html

    March 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jason

    It is murder and insane to put someone to death with so much astounding doubt as to his guilt. Where is the ACLU for Davis now?

    March 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Long overdue

    Your arguement is partially a faulty one. Were he completely and without a doubt guilty of the murder you would still in all likelihood be against his execution.

    March 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 2pac

    Just anotha innocent black male in jail, wats new? Dz whities will do nethang to lock us up in cages where dey think we belong. Wake up black ppls.

    March 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 6pac

    2pac, shut up and grab yourself a 40. You're not helping.

    March 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Punk Daddy

    Wuz up 6pac. Give 2pac a shiner while I hold his but still. Come on

    March 28, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name*rabbit

    It's so sad that human life means noting any more. we are no different then any other country we are murderers too 🙁

    March 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pro Death

    If Troy Davis was without a doubt innocent, dont you think he wouldve won at least one of his many appeals? How many people on Death Row claim innocence? About 95% of them. If so many black people didnt commit crimes, the prisons wouldnt be full of black people. Duh! If all the evidence points to his guilt, then execute without a doubt. His victim didnt get a say, now did they?

    March 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way

    Stop stalling. Stop whining. Stop wasting tax payers dollars. Get a rope and let him swing. If Im wrong, why dont you ask his victim what he thinks? Oh yeah,thats right. His victim is dead. My bad.

    March 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. same old sh-t

    mean while america wants or has released the guy who almost killed the god of america in 666 a.k.a ronald r. Reagan one has to wonder how do u get away with that

    March 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. same old sh-t

    Last time i checked 666 a.k.a ronald reagan was the p.o.t.u.s but a regular murderer has to be killed and not the guy who tried to kill 666 amazing! Good look arizona

    March 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. same old sh-t

    Last time i checked 666 a.k.a ronald reagan was the p.o.t.u.s but a regular murderer has to be killed and not the guy who tried to kill 666 amazing! Good luck arizona

    March 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
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