Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Troy Davis - Stay Granted

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has granted Troy Davis a 90 day stay of execution (Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed today). Several witnesses spoke before the Board yesterday in an effort to see Troy's execution date stayed (or commuted all together). The Board decided it wanted to hear more about Troy's case and the evidence that he may have been wrongfully convicted. Troy now has 90 days to continue to press his case.

As you can imagine, Troy's family and legal team are ecstatic. This stay will hopefully give them enough time to prepare (90 days is not that much) an all out attack on Troy's original conviction and convince the powers that be at the Georgia Paroles Board (or elsewhere) to commute Troy's sentence.

For more information, please see this article in the Washington Post.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

This whole case really is absurd, but very unsurprising. As someone from Georgia, the unending nonsense that Troy Davis has had to deal with is just another way in which the South rears its ugly head.

Check out Ezekiel Edwards' piece on DMIBlog on this for more about the case...