Witnesses Now Say They Lied In 1991 Trial That Sent Troy Davis to Death Row

A man who dodged his date with the executioner three times, once by a mere 90 minutes, returns to a Savannah, Ga., courtroom today where so far four witnesses have recanted testimony that put him on death row 19 years ago. Troy Anthony Davis, now 40, was convicted in 1991 of murdering Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. According to court documents, the conviction was based on the testimony of nine witnesses who identified Davis as the man who shot MacPhail in 1989. There was no physical...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.