A Chatham County judge signed a death warrant for Troy Anthony Davis, who was convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989.
The warrant sets the execution between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. The state Department of Corrections will set the actual date. Davis has been on death row for 19 years.
Davis’ appeals are exhausted. He is expected to once again ask the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant him clemency. The board has previously denied that request. Davis continues to maintain his innocence, and several witnesses have recanted their testimonies. Some even say that one of the witnesses was, in fact the killer of the off duty police officer.
Supporters of Troy Davis include former US President Jimmy Carter, Reverend Al Sharpton, NAACP founder Ben Jealous, Bernice King (MLK’s daughter) and the staff of GWOP Magazine. Davis is set to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednseday (September 21, 2011) by the state of Georgia.
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