GA Denies Clemency for Convicted Police Killer Davis


In a case that has got international attention, Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles today denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis after hearing pleas for mercy from Davis’ family and calls for his execution by surviving relatives of a murdered Savannah police officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Davis, 42, is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. tomorrow. “I am utterly shocked and disappointed at the failure of our justice system at all levels to correct a miscarriage of justice,” said Davis attorney Brian Kammer.

Davis’ lawyers said they believed they’d made their case that there is too much doubt in the case. Members of murdered officer Mark MacPhail’s family expressed confidence the board would deny clemency. “He's guilty,” MacPhail's widow, Joan MacPhail-Harris, said. “We need to go ahead and execute him.”

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