Troy Davis denied clemency 1 day before execution

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — Troy Davis is expected to be executed in Georgia tomorrow night after a last-ditch clemency bid was rejected today.

His lawyer says Davis is a victim of mistaken identity. Davis says he was wrongly convicted of the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. But prosecutors say they have no doubt that they charged the right person with the crime.

Georgia's pardons board said it considered "the totality of the information presented" before denying Davis clemency.

McPhail's son, who was an infant when his father was gunned down, says "justice is finally served" for his dad.

Amnesty International and the NAACP have scheduled a demonstration this evening on the steps of the Georgia Capitol.

Davis, meanwhile, spent the day in the state prison visiting friends, family and clergy members.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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