Thu., June 24, 2010 3:40pm (EDT)

Death Row Hearing Continues
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 4 years ago

SAVANNAH,Ga  —  
Troy Davis at his 1991 trial.( Jessie J.Holland AP writer)
Troy Davis at his 1991 trial.( Jessie J.Holland AP writer)
Testimony resumed for a second day Thursday in Savannah in a hearing for death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis.


The federal hearing is a result of a rare order from the U.S. Supreme Court to give Davis a chance to prove his innocence.

Police officers took the stand today to rebut Davis’ claims that he was wrongly convicted of killing Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.

Those accounts come after yesterday’s string of witnesses who said they lied to a jury when they said Davis confessed to the crime.

GPB’s Orlando Montoya has been in the courtroom and says neither side has made a slam dunk case.


ORLANDO “It’ll depend on whom you believe, the parade of witnesses yesterday, or the parade of witnesses today.”


Because Davis has been convicted of the crime, the burden is on him to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is innocent.