Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Convicted murderer Troy Davis loses last ditch plea to prove innocence
Daily Mail ^ | 5:39 PM on 21st September 2011 | By Associated Press

Posted on 09/21/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT by Niuhuru

Georgia inmate Troy Davis's last-ditch request for a lie detector test to try to prove his innocence ahead of tonight's planned execution has been denied by Georgia Department of Corrections.

Defence lawyer Stephen Marsh said he had hoped the polygraph would convince the state pardons board to reconsider a decision against clemency, which was rejected yesterday.

Davis, 42, is scheduled to die at 7pm tonight. It is the fourth time in four years that Davis' execution has been scheduled by Georgia officials.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: clemency; conviction; execution; georgia; police; policeofficer
Hoped request for polygraph would halt planned 7pm execution in Georgia

Davis convicted of killing off duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989

State pardons board threw out appeal for clemency yesterday

Defence lawyers say there is still 'lingering doubt' of Davis' guilt

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian join calls for execution to be called off

1 posted on 09/21/2011 10:36:39 AM PDT by Niuhuru
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

http://prodeathpenalty.com/Pending/11/sep11.htm

Scroll down to see info (whoever does that site needs to put some paragraph breaks in!)

>>Davis, smiling, walked up to the stricken officer and shot him in the face as he lay dying in the parking lot....The next afternoon, Davis told a friend that he had been involved in an argument at the restaurant the previous evening and struck someone with a gun. He told the friend that when a police officer ran up, Davis shot him and that he went to the officer and “finished the job” because he knew the officer got a good look at his face when he shot him the first time. After his arrest, Davis told a cellmate a similar story.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 10:48:37 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio; Revel

“He told the friend that when a police officer ran up, Davis shot him and that he went to the officer and “finished the job” because he knew the officer got a good look at his face when he shot him the first time. “

Rat deserves to die and secondly, if that idiot had not been out breaking the law in the first place, he would not be on Death Row, but he would be out enjoying his freedom.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 10:58:54 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Niuhuru

I’ve seen lots of articles about “doubt” of guilt, but none of the articles I’ve read say what the basis for that is.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 1:32:36 PM PDT by colorado tanker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson