Troy Davis has been scheduled to die on Georgia's death row three previous times. Friday night at an Atlanta rally and march, Davis' supporters said this time will be different.
Their numbers were greater, their voices are louder and they are hopeful that their appeals for clemency will be answered by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Hundreds of supporters marched through the downtown streets of the Georgia capital chanting "Free Troy Davis." Others carried signs that read, "Too Much Doubt."
However, unless something dramatic happens, Davis, 42, will die by lethal injection on Wednesday for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
Supporters of convicted cop killer Troy Davis say time is running out.
Unless something dramatic happens, Davis will die by lethal injection next week for the 1989 murder of Savannah, Georgia, police officer Mark MacPhail.
Davis, 42, is set to be executed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and since his 1991 conviction, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. No physical evidence was presented linking Davis to the killing of the policeman.
Many people fighting for Davis' life are feeling the pressure.
"We honor the life of Officer MacPhail," said Edward DuBose, Georgia state conference president of the NAACP, but he added, "You cannot right a wrong by offering up Troy Davis, who we believe is not the person responsible."
The NAACP joins several groups advocating for Davis, who also counts former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI and singer Harry Belafonte among his defenders.
CNN's David Mattingly is at the Outer Banks in North Carolina as a weakened Hurricane Earl makes its way along the East Coast.
9:00 a.m.: North Carolina Highway 12, the only way in and out of much of the Outer Banks, is flooded for at least a couple of miles in the Avon, NC and Waves, NC areas. This is the result of a reverse storm surge.Â Water from the west of the island was pulledÂ onshore by high winds as Hurricane Earl moved north.
7:59 a.m.: This water wasn't here 45 minutes ago. The Outer Banks is getting hit with a reverse storm surge as water from the sound on the west side of the islands is being pulled on shore. Hwy 12 looks like a river and the water is still rising.