Troy Davis was convicted of the August 19, 1989, murder of Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail, who was working as a security guard at a Burger King when he intervened in an argument between several men in a nearby parking lot.He was shot in the heart and face without having drawn his gun.
The U.S. state of Georgia shamefully executed Troy Davis on Wednesday Sept 21,2011 despite opposition and an international out cry due to doubts about his 1991 murder conviction. An unusually lengthy deliberation by the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the process by more than four hours but the prison said Davis was put to death by lethal injection at 11:08 p.m. local time (0308 GMT Thursday). Davis maintained his innocence in his last words. The case against Davis consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have contradicted their testimony.
Most of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis. Has justice been served? Did the Georgia kill an innocent man? Below protesters embrace each other after Troy's death.
The family of the dead police officer Mark Macphail Left to right) Mr MacPhail's mother Anneliese MacPhail, his son Mark MacPhail Junior, his widow Joan MacPhail and daughter Madison MacPhail, spoke of their relief Wednesday after Supreme Court upholds the execution.
Troy's sister is fighting Cancer listen to her speak about her brother. Too sad,