"Mr. Davis Is Not Innocent"

by
Abby Zimet

A federal judge has ruled that Death Row inmate Troy Davis failed to prove his innocence during this summer's extraordinary Supreme Court hearing on his conviction for the 1989 killing of a Georgia police officer – that, despite no physical evidence, 7 of 9 prosecution witnesses recanting their testimony, and other witnesses naming another man as the killer. The judge called the new evidence "smoke and mirrors," which seems almost as cruel as Davis' fate.

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