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Troy Davis' Sister Dies

Martina Davis-Correia spread word about his case between cancer treatments

(Newser) - Martina Davis-Correia died yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer—much of which coincided with her battle on behalf of her brother, controversial death row inmate Troy Davis, who was put to death in September . Davis-Correia, 42, had campaigned for Troy, delivering speeches and attending rallies in between her... More »

Michael Moore Urges Boycott of Georgia Over Execution

Don't do business with state in the name of Troy Davis, he writes

(Newser) - Michael Moore wants all his fans to boycott "the murderous state of Georgia" because of the Troy Davis execution . "I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia," he writes on his website . Moore... More »

Outrage Follows Execution of Troy Davis

High-profile case sparked protests in DC, Paris

(Newser) - The execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis late last night was one of the most high-profile the US has seen in years and has sparked calls for a rethink of the death penalty. More than 500 people gathered outside the prison as Davis was executed; protests occurred as far away... More »

Troy Davis Dies Proclaiming Innocence

He loses his final appeal

(Newser) - Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection last night after the US Supreme Court refused to stop his execution in Georgia. Davis' attorneys made the last-ditch plea after all other options were exhausted. Davis, who was convicted of killing off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 but... More »

Troy Davis' Request to Take Polygraph Rejected

His execution is just hours away

(Newser) - One more rejection for Troy Davis: Prison officials rebuffed his lawyers' attempts this morning to have him take a polygraph test , reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . The decision makes his execution at 7pm EDT all the more likely, though furious efforts continue to win a reprieve. His lawyers filed another appeal... More »

We Need to Kill Death Penalty, Not Troy Davis

Case shows, yet again, why death penalty must be done away with

(Newser) - The New York Times doesn't mince words in an editorial about today's scheduled execution of Troy Davis: Calling it a "grievous wrong," the Times declares that yesterday's rejection of his bid for clemency "is appalling in light of developments after his conviction," among... More »

Troy Davis: I Want to Take a Polygraph Test

In effort to save him, Georgia Democrats urge prison strike

(Newser) - Troy Davis is hours from death, but he’s not giving up. The Georgia death row inmate, who claims he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989, wants to take a polygraph test. "Mr. Davis believes he is innocent and he wants to show it,"... More »

Georgia Refuses to Spare Troy Davis' Life

Decision means tomorrow's execution will likely occur

(Newser) - Troy Davis will die tomorrow. Georgia's pardons board today rejected a last-ditch plea for clemency for the death row inmate, despite calls from the likes of Pope Benedict, Amnesty International, and Jimmy Carter for his sentence to be commuted. The panel announced its decision after hearing hours of testimony... More »

Georgia May Execute an Innocent Man

State should commute sentence of Troy Davis: Ex-FBI chief William Sessions

(Newser) - Former FBI chief William Sessions joins those pleading with Georgia to call off next week's execution of Troy Davis, a death row inmate convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. "Serious questions about Mr. Davis' guilt, highlighted by witness recantations, allegations of police coercion, and a lack... More »

Court Tests Limit on Death Penalty Appeals

Constitution doesn't forbid executing the innocent: Scalia

(Newser) - The Supreme Court’s ruling that Troy Davis deserves a new hearing raises questions about how far the legal system is willing to go to make sure an executed man is actually guilty, writes David Von Drehle for Time. Under a 1996 law limiting death-penalty appeals, Davis is out of... More »

Ga. Death Row Inmate Wins New Hearing

Supreme Court gives convicted cop killer a stay of execution

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says condemned inmate Troy Davis should get another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia executes him. The high court today ordered a federal judge in Georgia to determine whether there is evidence that proves Davis did not kill a police officer in 1991.... More »

Court Refuses Davis Case; 'Too Fat' Cooey Executed

Decision opens path to controversial Georgia execution

(Newser) - The Supreme Court refused today to decide whether executing an individual backed by a strong claim to innocence violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The rejection paves the way for the execution of Troy Anthony Davis, accused of murdering a Georgia policeman.... More »

Ga. Won't Stay Execution Despite Witness Reversals

Carter, clergy, NAACP have asked for life sentence for Troy Davis

(Newser) - A man sentenced to die tonight in Georgia is looking to the US Supreme Court after the state’s parole board and top court rejected clemency yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Troy Anthony Davis was convicted in 1991 for murdering a police officer, but seven prosecution witnesses have since recanted... More »

Georgia Man Faces Death Despite Collapsed Case

Since 1996, feds rarely step in on capital cases

(Newser) - A Georgia man is scheduled to be executed tomorrow even though the case against him has largely collapsed. Witnesses have recanted their statements and one confessed to lying in the trial of Troy Davis, convicted of murdering an off-duty cop in 1989. Prosecutors say the recanted testimony is not significant... More »

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