Georgia sets death date for Troy Davis

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for a Georgia death row inmate who claims he is innocent of the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer is set to die later this month.

Defense attorney Brian Kammer said a judge signed an order setting an execution for Troy Davis between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. It is the fourth time since 2007 that state officials have scheduled the Georgia inmate to die.

Davis has become a focal point for the international anti-death penalty movement, attracting high-profile figures like former President Jimmy Carter.

The Georgia Attorney General's office didn't immediately comment.

Davis claims he wasn't the one who killed off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. But a federal judge rejected his claim, and the U.S. Supreme Court turned down another appeal in March.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)


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