Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles is now meeting to determine whether to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis or allow his execution set for Wednesday to go forward as planned. Davis sits on death row for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, Mark Allen MacPhail.
Davis, who has always maintained his innocence, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson.
Davis’ case generated worldwide attention after a number of witnesses recanted or backed away from trial testimony that implicated Davis in the shooting. Some people later pointed to another man at the murder scene as the killer. But one court after another has rejected Davis' claims. His legal appeals appear to be exhausted, so the parole board could be his last chance to avoid execution.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution