Death Penalty

Amnesty International: Troy Davis to Get his Day in Court

| by Amnesty International

We just got word that Troy Davis will finally get his day in court.  A federal judge has scheduled an evidentiary hearing  for June 30 in the Savannah-based federal district court for southern Georgia.

Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row – even though the case against him has fallen apart. On August 17th, the Supreme Court issued an order mandating a new evidentiary hearing for death-row inmate Troy Anthony Davis. With its ruling, the nation’s highest court decided that Davis should have another chance to prove his innocence before the state of Georgia puts him to death.

While the news of the hearing date is welcome, we must continue to let Georgia authorities know that we support full justice for Troy Davis.  Sign our petition opposing the death penalty for Troy Davis!

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