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Death Row Inmate Davis Gets More Time To Appeal

Updated: 4 years ago.
(photo by Joe Gratz via flickr)

A Georgia death row inmate who claims he was wrongly convicted has been given more time to file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A court clerk says in a filing this month that the Supreme Court is allowing Troy Anthony Davis' attorneys until January 21st to file the appeal.

Davis has spent nearly 20 years on death row for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer and has long claimed new evidence would clear his name if a court gave him a chance to present it.

The Supreme Court granted Davis that hearing in 2009, and a federal judge ruled in August that the evidence he presented wasn't strong enough to prove his innocence.

His attorneys are now appealing that decision to the Supreme Court.

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