Saturday, September 6, 2008

Georgia: Clemency Hearing

The Atlanta Progressive News reports that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles have granted a hearing to the attorneys of Troy Davis. A petition for clemency was filed with the Board earlier this week as Davis' execution is scheduled for September 23. It is reported that "seven of nine witnesses prosecutors used to obtain Davis’s conviction have recanted or changed their testimony in sworn affidavits since the conviction in 1991." In addition "one of the two remaining witnesses has been implicated by some of the others as the actual killer." See story here.

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