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. Bill

    If 7 of 9 witnesses are now saying they were forced to lie by the police, this should be stayed until this is investigated by the Federal Law Enforcement for civil rights violations. Southern state Governments are very predjudicial.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. randy

    IF you do the crime you got to pay no questions ask do you people really thing if this was a white,mexican, or any other color guy they would be out protesting I think not.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • chiming in

      Randy, how very white of you to speak for entire races of people. Possible injustice would likely cause the same reaction in reasonable whites, Mexicans, blacks, etc REGARDLESS of the defendant's race. Read the story of Cameron Todd Willingham, he had many supports, not all white. Don't make such blanket uneducated statements, it doesn't further any discussion. That said, and judging YOU only, I am sure if Davis was NOT black, you wouldn’t be so gung ho to stick a needle in his arm if there were questions. I really dislike hypocrites and people that generalize.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nate

    This is ridiculous, how about we hang the execution board if they are found wrong. That would make them think twice about murdering a man with doubtful evidence. I would like it to be a public execution as well, visuals help people make decisions quickly

    September 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleopatra

      I agree..

      (realistically I don't think I am for the death penalty)
      an eye for an eye
      i do think that if they were held MORE accountable for their actions they would not vote for the death penalty..

      September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duane

      Although it is easy to say based on the media accounts the board it wrong, but they have all the evidence, not just the pieces the media has released

      September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      That's a really interesting idea.
      If you could try the board for murder (or even a civil suit) if it's proven that the person convicted was innocent, I think the death penalty would disappear altogether.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • SweeTeaNoVa

      I agree, if you're wrong and you wrongfully put me to death ..... you are next, death penalty for you. Now be willy, nilly with your choice of the death penalty.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerrod

      While I agree with your point of the board who denied his clemency should be held to strict account, I disagree with the motive behind the push for him not to die.

      A person can only remeber things clearly for a limited amount of time. Afetr a period of time things that you remeber may not always be as they were. This explains why some of the witnesses have contradicted themselves. The ones who have recanted have not been identified. Are they or were they star witnesses for the prosecution? Did they ever stae to any attorney that they were under durees from the police? these questions need to be anwsered before I believe any of the media hype behind this push for no exicution; however I do belive that time should be given time to lay his foundation of this arguemnet before a court and should not be executed until it can be proven beyond a resonable doubt that he is guilty.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Valerie C. Hertz-Kusz

    We are not here to judge, however, he has had a reprieve of 22 years. May God have mercy on his soul.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeyZ

      So we *are* here to judge, then, is what you're saying, right?

      September 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Matt

    I am an ardent supporter of the death penalty. I think it should be used for murderers, rapists, and child Troy Davis is executed tonight...I will never support the use of the death penalty again.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Right

      ... so, define "argent"?

      September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. research

    I, like many of you, thought this was a case of an innocent man being wrongly convicted and put to death. I decided to research the facts so I could argue the case on his behalf to anyone that would listen. The media and his attorneys have skewed the facts to make you think that 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses completely recanted their testimony. From what I can tell, none of them completely recanted their testimony. While the stories have inconsistancies, the testimony is basically the same among all of the witnesses. Mr Davis went on a rampage that day ending with the shooting of the police officer. There is overwhelming evidence that Mr Davis was indeed the shooter. Google the case and court records and you will see this in a whole new light. I still oppose the death penalty, but the facts of this case are obvious, just difficult to find in the media.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc Benarrous

      WOW someone of intelligence comments on here? no way! He did it now he has to hang, I mean Fry, I mean pretend he's getting one last fix...

      September 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Nate

    Then again, people from Georgia, white or not are mostly inbreds. If any Geogia politician is reading this, I hope you realize that no Northerner takes your state seriously. You're all southern jokes with horrible education and a horrible state.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc Benarrous

      Wow nate do you have Georgia on your mind? maybe you should take the midnight train down to georgia. The Devil went down to Georgia, ya know... I like peaches too.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis (formerly from Georgia)

      Don't speak of things you know nothing about!

      September 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • V. P.

      I am from Georgia and I know that I'm not an inbred. Stop the name calling and get a life. OK?

      September 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bill.

      Wow nate you sound bitter. Are you and Trpy a couple. If you want to talk for all norherners, I will talk for all NJ residents. Goodbye Troy, say hello to satan.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • SweeTeaNoVa

      Well Nate, if Georgia was not considered a joke of a state before ... it's certainly not looking real good right now.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thatguy371

      I doubt any GA politicians will take you seriously, nor will anyone else for that matter. After all, your ignorant b.s. take on Georgians is moronic at best. Get a life loser.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously?

      Are you really expecting someone to take your response seriously? "White or not you are still inbred"?!?!?!? Your obvious racism and regionalism indicate you must be from one of the glittering jewels north of the Mason/Dixon line that is providing so much to our nation and culture.

      Perhaps Detroit and it's wonderful economy?
      Wisonsin and it's burgeoning free market labor?
      Maybe the wonderful racial and cultural diversity of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut?
      Or the brilliant electorate in Minnesota that delivered Governor Ventura and Senator Franken?

      Until you figure out that everyone has faults that can be criticized and that far and away the majority of the people doing the criticizing bring nothing at all (other that acrimony and discord) to an argument, you would be well advised to heed Mark Twain advice: "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt".

      September 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mercyless

    I agree with Jomm - I think i is very scary that they seem to want to execute a possibly innocent man. Troy should ask for a polygraph test as his last requst - bet they still woulnd't grant it because of their fear. Strange how they want to go ahead with the execution, but it's clear they are not sure of his guilt. From my own experience, the hardest thing for man to do is to admit when they are wrong. To admit that we're wrong in this case opens a whole new (and huge) can of worms. Means the possibility of having to look at every past execution committed in each state - the possibility that we have executed the innocent in the past is so scary, we dare not open up that can of worms, so we will continue on and kill this innocent man. Wow!!

    September 21, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • lynseypug

      They denied his request for a polygraph test today. Those executing him don't want to know the truth. The family of the slain cop don't want to know the truth. They just want to kill a ...

      I went to a concert in Georgia once. I'll never visit that sick state again.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cleopatra

    From what I'm getting is:
    There are two cases.. one that he shot someone, but didn't kill them (i don't think you get executed for that one)
    and the other one is murder (which you can be executed for)..
    the murder one, I don't think their is belief beyond a shadow of doubt.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lynne

    I have been reading alot of the posts that refernece the other crimes that he committed. I do understand that this man was involved in criminal activity but the bottom line is that he is not being executed for those other crimes, he is being executed for the death of a police officer. If there is reasonable doubt than err on the side of caution, grant a stay or commute to life to allow further investigatons.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. seirradawn

    he has already had 3 stays ..enough is enough ..... execute and be done with this ........

    September 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • lynseypug

      but what if it was the other guy that killed the cop? no justice.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike harr

    When all this always happens in murders -the victim gets zero. The candles, the photos, the chanting, the prayer, what time / energy / money goes to the victim's families and friends?

    September 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Vorps

    If there is such a cloud of doubt as to his guilt, THEN DON'T EXECUTE HIM YET.

    I am pro-Capital Punishment, but executing an innocent man is just WRONG.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • lynseypug

      Someone commented yesterday that they'd rather execute one innocent man than let a hundred murderers go free. I'd hate to be the innocent one.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • SweeTeaNoVa

      My Family attorney once said to me "We don't have a justice system, we have a legal system. Let's clear that up right away" ..... best quote I ever heard.
      Terrified of being charged of a crime I didn't commit .... absolutely terrified. Double that fear in Texas!

      September 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nostradamus

    I would do an Ammendment in the law.....If you are in the prison board, you're a police investigator, a jury or a prosecutor, and all together condemn to death an innocent man, absolutely all should be accountable and sentenced to death too......Then and only then, you will see investigators, police officers, jury, judges, prosecutors and prison board carying out their duties as should be.....

    September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pagan Goddess Priest

    Go Figure! They denied a polygraph test to find out if he is really innocent. They are denying everything to help save this man. It's like they want him dead. There is no hard proof that he actually killed that police officer. Something seems fishy in Georgia and it sounds like someone is trying to cover it up by killing this man. If this man is innocent the Georgia Board is gonna have blood on their hands.

    How can you sentence someone to lethal injection? All humans are flawed. So, how do we know he really did it? And even if he did. Humans are flawed. We do stupid things. And everything happens for a reason. but we shouldn't be playing GOD with peoples lives. That's not our role!

    September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • seirradawn

      so we should let everyone go around killing others??? thats crazy ..... let it be your family member you would want justice.......

      September 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pagan Goddess Priest

      Yeah I would want justice if the proof was there. But the proof is not there and as it says, "seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony." That right there says something.

      And We as humans can't fight hate with hate. We have to forgive and move on. You'll never get anywhere if you hate people. Your gonna make yourself miserable as well as those around you. thats why so many people are tired of war. It is a miserable state and nothing gets accomplished but to create more hate. You are one person our of prolly a couple billion people that cause more hate in the world because they hate themselves.

      September 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
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