Troy Davis Faces Execution Next Week

Friday, September 16, 2011

In a case that has spanned two decades with multiple twists, Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis faces a clemency hearing Monday and an execution on Wednesday. In 1991, Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail at a Burger King in Savannah, Georgia. Since the trial, seven of nine witnesses have recanted or changed their testimonies, calling into question Davis’ guilt. Davis has received three stays of execution. This is the fourth time Davis has had a scheduled execution.

 Orlando Montoya, a reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Savannah, has covered the trial for years.

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