Martin Davis-Correia was her brother's chief supporter. She rallyied Amnesty International and other death penalty opponents to her brother's cause. Her work helped win Davis a rare hearing in federal court to prove his innocence. However, the courts ultimately upheld his death sentence.
Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis have filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court. Davis was sentenced to die for the 1989 killing of Savannah policeman Marc MacPhail. His case has fueled criticism of the US justice system.