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Activist Meets with Georgia Death Row Inmate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jackson, GA (AP) - A prominent anti-death penalty activist
visited a Georgia death row inmate who claims he was wrongly
convicted.

Sister Helen Prejean said Monday Troy Anthony Davis was in
"strong spirits" and that he gave a persuasive argument about his
case during her visit with him at the Georgia State Prison in
Jackson.

Davis has spent nearly 20 years on death row for the 1989
slaying of an off-duty police officer and has long claimed new
evidence would clear his name if a court gave him a chance to
present it.

The U.S. Supreme Court granted Davis that hearing in 2009, and a
federal judge ruled in August that the evidence he presented wasn't
strong enough to prove his innocence. Davis is now appealing that
decision to the Supreme Court.

Prejean said "it's going to take a miracle for the Supreme
Court to do the right thing. But I'm praying for it."

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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