US execution puts death penalty on trial – Troy Davis is set to die in under a week but advocates say there is ‘too much doubt’ to…

Jesse Strauss – Aljazeera – 18 Sep 2011 14:02 Troy Davis is waiting in his jail cell, hoping his advocates outside can convince the US State of Georgia not to execute him according to its schedule on Wednesday, September 21. Davis, now 42, was convicted in 1991 of the 1989 killing of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty police officer who was working an overnight job as a bus station security guard when he was shot dead while intervening in an argument. The 1991 trial put Davis, who has always maintained his innocence, on death row based on the testimony of nine witnesses and no physical evidence. Since the trial, seven of the nine witnesses have…[For full story: http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/09/2011917143731110559.html ]

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US execution puts death penalty on trial – Troy Davis is set to die in under a week but advocates say there is ‘too much doubt’ to…

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