The day is now here – the state of Georgia has set Troy Davis’ execution date for September 21st.
However, in the state of Georgia, the Board of Pardons & Paroles holds the keys to Troy’s fate. In the days before Davis’ execution, this Board will hold a final clemency hearing – a final chance to prevent Troy Davis from being executed.
Davis was convicted on the basis of witness testimony – seven of the nine original witnesses have since recanted or changed their testimony.
One juror said in a CNN news interview:
“If I knew then, what I know now, Troy Davis would not be on death row.”