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October 15, 2008

2008.10.15: Troy Davis Execution Date

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 6:11 pm

From:  Kurti, Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 6:11 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Troy Davis Execution Date

The DA apparently wasted no time in going to court to get an execution date. We now have 12 days to make as much noise as possible about the injustices of Troy’s case.

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http://www.ajc. com/metro/ content/metro/ stories/2008/ 10/15/davis_ 1016_web. html

Execution date set for Troy Davis
By RHONDA COOK

The Atlanta Journal-Constitutio n

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989, is to be executed Oct. 27.

The date was set after a Chatham County judge signed a warrant Wednesday afternoon setting the time frame from
Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 for the execution.

This is Davisʼ third execution date in little more than a year.

Last month, just two hours before he was to die by lethal injection, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his execution so
it could decide if it would hear Davisʼ challenge based on the recantations of seven of the nine witnesses who testified
against him.

On Tuesday, the court without explanation refused to hear the appeal.

Davis was condemned to die for the Aug. 19, 1989 killing of Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail. The 27-
year-old father of two was working off duty when he was shot in the parking lot of a Burger King restaurant.

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