Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ga. inmate on Death Row gets last-minute Supreme Court reprieve

clipped from www.freep.com

JACKSON, Ga. — The U.S. Supreme Court gave a reprieve to a Georgia inmate less than two hours before his scheduled execution today for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer.



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Davis’ Family and advocates of 39-year-old Troy Davis have long urged he deserves a new trial as seven of the nine witnesses who helped put him on death row have recanted their testimony. His supporters erupted into cheers and tears when the stay was announced.

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