Fri., August 28, 2009 7:42am (EDT)

Deadline For State AG In Davis Case
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —   Georgia’s attorney general has until October 10th to file a written response to an appeal by the lawyers for Troy Davis. This latest action by a U.S. district judge signals it could be several months before the high-profile death row inmate gets a court hearing on his claims of innocence.

Since being convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1991, several witnesses have recanted testimony in the Davis-case.

Earlier this month, the US Supreme Court ordered a federal court in Savannah to hear the Davis claim of innocence.