Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Troy Davis Execution Stay by US Supreme Court

A few weeks ago, we posted a plea for help from Amnesty International regarding the case of Troy Davis, who was scheduled to be executed in Georgia. He was supposed to be executed at 7:00 pm this evening; however, two hours before he was to be executed the United States Supreme Court issued a stay to allow appeals to continue in the case. Prosecutors have labeled the witness statements "suspect" and courts had previously refused requests for a new trial. Thanks to all those that sent in email requests. Keep watch on this most important case. The stay order (available at Scotus Blog) will be lifted automatically if the Court denies review; the Court will consider the petition for review at its conference next week. Mr. Davis has maintained his innocence from the beginning.

Full Story at The Innocence Project Blog

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