A federal judge in Savannah has dealt a setback to the Georgia death row inmate whose case has become a rallying point for death penalty opponents worldwide. Judge William T. Moore says, Troy Anthony Davis did not prove his innocence in an unusual hearing that took place in his Savannah courtroom earlier this summer.
A federal judge says he won't reconsider testimony he refused to hear in court in the case of Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Thursday against a motion by Davis' attorneys, who argued the judge wrongly rejected a witness who was to testify she heard another man confess to killing a Savannah police officer in 1989.
The first day of a federal hearing for death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis is wrapping up in Savannah. Davis’ legal team hopes to convince a judge their client did not kill Savannah Police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. They presented witnesses who identified Davis as the killer during the 1991 trial, but who told the judge today they were pressured to name Davis and in fact do not think he’s the killer.