Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Troy Davis Update

Following up on my post yesterday on the Troy Davis case, I'm pleased to see that the Supreme Court issued a stay of execution shortly before he was to be put to death by lethal injection. The justices will decide on Monday whether to hear Davis's appeal of the ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia, which rejected his bid for a new trial or a hearing to present new evidence in court.

With seven out of nine witnesses recanting, no physical evidence against Davis and no weapon found, it seems to me that he has strong grounds for an appeal to be granted. In addition, one of the witnesses who did not recant is an alternative suspect, according to the defense.

With appreciation to those who took part in the email petition specified in my post below.

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