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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  • by me Location: ga. on Nov 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    hey bussiness, why don't you pay for him to stay in prison the rest of his life..take care of him... see how long that last...you looken for a free ride like everyone else
  • by None of ya bussiness on Nov 16, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    People on here talking about throwing the switch... who are you all to judge this man.. They should throw you all in the chair. If this man did kill someone.. he should just do his prison term as Life in Prison and let God deal with him. You people are sick to think killing him is going to justify anything.
  • by Tired tax Payor Location: Savananh GA on Nov 16, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    I'm so sick of hearing about this case. Troy Davis is not an innocent man if he was all the new appeals he has had would have put doubt in at least 1 judges mind. This is a case where evidence clearly out weighs everything else..
  • by ME Location: GA. on Nov 16, 2010 at 07:27 AM
    THROW THE SWITCH..........WASTING TAX PAYER MONEY......YOU WOULD SEE LESS CRIME IF WE WOULD
  • by Shawshank Redemption on Nov 16, 2010 at 06:55 AM
    We're all innocent in here...
  • by me Location: ga on Nov 16, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    I disagree with anonymous. There have been and still are innocent people in prison.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 at 04:17 AM
    People convicted of death should have five years to appeal and then the switch should be pulled. Fast track the death penalty and stop wasting tax payers money to support scumbags.
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