Tue., September 20, 2011 11:11am
Witness reliability plays prominently in Troy Davis' internationally-watched case. In the two decades since Davis was condemned for fatally shooting Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against Davis at his trial have recanted their testimony. No jury has heard those recantations, and a Savannah judged looked upon evidence of changed testimony with suspicion.
Tue., September 20, 2011 4:23am
Two defense lawyers say Georgia's board of pardons has rejected a bid to spare the life of Troy Davis, who has attracted high-profile support for his claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. Davis' supporters Monday made a last-ditch effort to stop his execution by telling the pardons board that he's innocent and requesting clemency.
Sun., September 18, 2011 5:13pm
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Monday will hear from supporters and opponents of Troy Davis' execution. The state is set to put the condemned prisoner to death on Wednesday for the 1989 fatal shooting of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. A UGA Law School professor says, there's too much doubt in Davis' case to carry out an irreversible sentence.
Sat., September 17, 2011 5:59am
Organizers said more than 1,000 people marched through downtown Atlanta to support Troy Davis. Davis is set to be executed Wednesday for the killing of an off-duty Savannah police officer. Davis’s supporters say Georgia is set to put an innocent man to death, citing eyewitnesses who claim another man killed Officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.
Wed., September 7, 2011 11:54am
A Chatham County judge signed a death warrant Tuesday for Troy Anthony Davis. Convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989, this is Davis' fourth death warrant. But he's avoided execution because of questions about his guilt. Experts say, the case highlights problems in the judicial system.
Wed., September 7, 2011 4:30am
Georgia corrections officials have set a Sept. 21 execution date for a high-profile death row inmate who claims he's innocent of murdering a Savannah police officer. The Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Troy Anthony Davis will be executed at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.
Mon., July 25, 2011 3:02pm
Death penalty experts say, last week's videotaped execution of a condemned Georgia inmate could lead to a flurry of new legals moves seeking more public access to secretive death chambers. Thursday's lethal injection of Andrew Grant DeYoung for the 1993 murders of his parents and sister is believed to be the first videtaped execution in this country since 1992.
Tue., July 19, 2011 4:48am
Lawyers for a Georgia man set to be put to death on Wednesday have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt his execution, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate. Andrew DeYoung is scheduled to die after being convicted of the 1993 slayings of his parents and 14-year-old sister.