The US Supreme Court granted a stay in the case of Troy Davis while they consider his appeal.
All that’s fair is that they hold a trial & listen to what the 7 of the 9 witnesses who recanted their statements said.
One of the ones that didn’t is the other suspect (Sylvester Coles).
And there’s been new evidence in the case, including 3 new witnesses who say that Coles confessed to them (or in 1 case, was bragging) about killing the officer.
Anyway, all I’m hoping for now is a fair trial so that I can believe in my Justice System.
From the WTOC , Savannah, GA news:
Stay of execution granted for Troy Davis
Posted: Sep 23, 2008 05:22 PM
Updated: Sep 23, 2008 06:59 PM
JACKSON, GA (WTOC) – The US Supreme Court has granted a week-long stay of execution for Troy Anthony Davis just under two hours before he was scheduled to be put to death.
Davis is in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia where family and supporters gathered to protest the scheduled execution.
Davis’ sister Martina Correia knows it’s a long road, but says they’re not giving up.
“We still have to get the Supreme Court to hear the case and hear the arguments but I know if they will take this case that one day my brother will be vindicated and walk free,” she said. “I just want to pray for the victim’s family. I know that they’re hurting and everything but Troy is not guilty of this crime. We dishonor Officer MacPhail by killing Troy and I think that the Supreme Court showed us today there’s something going on when we’re rushing to execute somebody before they even have an opportunity to review the case.”
Activist reverend Al Sharpton led Davis’ supporters in prayer after they found out about the stay.
Members of MacPhail’s family also issued a statement after the stay was issued.
The US Supreme Court will review Davis’ request for an appeal on September 29.