The sister of Troy Davis, a Georgia man set to be executed on 21 September, has launched a national campaign on Change.org appealing for clemency for her brother.
Convicted in 1991 of the 1989 murder of a Savannah, police officer, Davis’ case has attracted international attention because of inconsistencies in witness testimony and a lack of evidence tying Troy to the murder. Seven witnesses have recanted their testimony against Davis and others have indicated another man as the killer. Kimberly Davis hopes to convince the board to spare her brother’s life at a clemency hearing set for 19 September 19 at 9am.
“There is too much doubt in this case to execute Troy,” said Kimberly Davis, “Following Troy’s trial, all but two of the state’s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. I just can’t see why the state of Georgia would want to execute a man when there is so much uncertainty in his case. The world is watching Georgia.”
Davis, along with other family members and activists from around country, plans to hand deliver all of the petition signatures to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Thursday, 15 September 15 at 10.30am.
Troy Davis’ story has gained the support of many churches and human rights groups attracted widespread media attention this week following the announcement of his execution date clemency hearing.
To read the petition or show your support, please visit Change.org.
[Source: Independent Catholic News]