Monday, November 12, 2007

Troy Davis: Court Will Hear Arguments Tuesday

Good luck to the truth.

After 16 years on death row, Davis was a cause célèbre. He had amassed support from the human rights group Amnesty International, Hollywood stars and civil rights activists. Even the pope had sent a letter asking the state to stay the execution.

The attention stemmed from an extraordinary reversal of testimony: Seven of nine key witnesses who said at trial that Davis killed a Savannah policeman in 1989 had recanted.

Tuesday, the Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether the recanted testimony should be heard in a court of law.more

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