MIRACULOUS UPDATE: Troy Anthony Davis was granted a stay of execution by the U.S. Supreme Court, less than 2 hours before he was to be executed by lethal injection. MY GOODNESS!! I'm telling you I'm in complete and utter shock. Davis has maintained a stance of innocence, declaring he did not kill Savanna Police officer Mark MacPhail. Read the rest of this bittersweet story here.
Troy Anthony Davis, 39, says he did not kill a Georgia police officer; he is to die Tuesday.
Just recently heard of this story...I really have no thoughts other than may Davis' soul rest in peace. U never know with death row cases, who the guilty party is. This is truth that only God and the victim is aware of.
JACKSON, GA: Death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, who faces lethal injection today, Tuesday at 7pm Eastern for the murder of a Savannah police officer, prayed with civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton, the latest prominent figure appealing to spare his life.
Sharpton said Davis, 39, was "surprisingly upbeat" Saturday night after the two prayed together at the Jackson prison. Davis has claimed he is innocent in the shooting death of officer Mark Allen MacPhail, who was killed on Aug. 19, 1989.
Sharpton spent about 35 minutes with Davis, and said by phone that the death-row inmate reflected on how he became a murder suspect.
"He said he got in with the wrong crowd and thought one of the guys he was hanging with killed" MacPhail, Sharpton said. "He said young people should be careful who they hang around" with.
Pardons and Parole Board spokeswoman Scheree Lipscomb said she does not expect any last-minute clemency for Davis, whose supporters include former President Jimmy Carter. Carter asked the board Friday to grant a stay of execution.
The slain officer's mother, Anneliese MacPhail, 74, of Columbus, said she is "disgusted" by the outpouring of support for Davis and said she had no doubt Davis is guilty.
"I hope this is over Tuesday and I can have some peace," she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a story Sunday.
She said three of her children will attend the execution. She will not.
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Also, the State Supreme Court of Georgia has denied clemency. Davis' life literally is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme court. source
And on that note...