Political Leaders Convinced of Troy Davis' Innocence

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) _ After meeting for nearly two hours with death row inmate Troy Davis on Friday, two Georgia congressmen and the president of the NAACP say they are convinced of his innocence and committed to saving his life.

Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson say they plan to pursue other legal means to resolving Davis' case, which is in the U.S. Supreme Court on appeal. NAACP President Ben Jealous says the case is now a national priority for his organization.

Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. His guilt was put in question after several
witnesses from his trial changed their testimony. Supporters are calling for a new trial.

Lewis says he has considered asking for a presidential pardon for Davis, but has not yet spoken to President Barack Obama about intervening in the case.


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  • by Easytofindeout on May 31, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    ED you are so right and if those politicians are have evidence of perjury it should be investigated ASAP tomorrow morning .A man should not spend one day longer in prison based on perjured testimony. Those politicians and ben Jealous should testify under oath to any knowlage of the perjured testimony. If the politicians or Ben are lying they should be charged with obstruction.
  • by tax payer Location: sa on May 30, 2009 at 08:09 PM
    if he is inosent he needsto be freed. if i am ever in prision i hope the cp will be there for me.
  • by Anonymous Location: Seattle on May 30, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    Let him out maybe he will murder one of those politicians next, or one of those racist NAACP members.
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on May 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    Those witnesses that changed their testimony should be charged with perjury. From what I have read my belief is Davis is guilty.
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