Daughter of Officer Killed Opens Up About Troy Davis Case

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email

Atlanta, GA 9-20-11

Troy Davis is set to die by lethal injection this Wednesday.

In 1991, he was found guilty of murdering a Savannah police officer.

Since that time, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is meeting today to hear a last minute appeal by Davis.

Supporters have gathered outside the hearing.

It's one of hundreds of rallies held in support of Davis' bid to be exonerated.

When asked about the Troy Davis case, Madison MacPhail, the daughter of the slain officer said "I spoke to them today about my perspective and how I see things. And I see that a future was taken from me. Like not just my father was taken but the future that we would have had together was taken from us. And the future he could have with his family was taken. Sorry I'm a little emotional. Things like my wedding and the fact that in a few weeks I'm going to be 24 and so in 3 years I will be older than my father and in a couple years after that, so will my little brother. So in a matter of 5 years my dad's children are going to be older than he is. He is forever frozen at 27. And it's just hard, it was a future, it was a life that we never got to experience and life he was taken."

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