Monday, August 6, 2007

GA Supreme Court Will Hear Troy Davis' Case; Original Jurors Urge New Trial

On Friday, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Troy Davis, including new evidence of police coercion that undermines the eyewitness testimony that was the primary basis of his conviction.

Now, four jurors from Mr. Davis' original trial have come forward urging clemency and a new trial, in light of this new evidence that has come to public attention. Knowing what she knows now, one juror said that if Mr. Davis is executed, it will "haunt her until her own death." That juror and three others submitted sworn statements to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, urging them to avert this injustice.

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