Troy Davis sits on Death Row in Georgia, and he may well be executed by the State of Georgia ... which to someone like me, sitting here in Texas, isn't that big of a news event. Sorry, but you know what I mean. I'm in TEXAS.
Except here's the thing: Troy Davis may well be innocent, and he's asking for a new trial -- with the U.S. Supreme Court putting off a decision on granting writ until next fall.
Innocent? Well, there's no physical evidence. Seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and one of the two still holding onto Troy as the shooter is, according to rumor, the man that might well be the real killer.
Sounds like a Lifetime movie in the making.
So, no forensic evidence. 7 of the 9 eyewitnesses are saying nevermind. On the other hand, death.
I'm voting new trial. Hope the Supremes do too.
For more info, check out Free Troy Davis.