Thursday, September 22, 2011

Troy Davis Executed

Georgia serves justice with the execution of Troy Davis.

JACKSON, Ga. — Georgia executed Troy Davis on Wednesday night for the murder of an off-duty police officer, a crime he denied committing right to the end as supporters around the world mourned and declared that an innocent man was put to death.

Defiant to the end, he told relatives of Mark MacPhail that his 1989 slaying was not his fault. "I did not have a gun," he insisted. "For those about to take my life," he told prison officials, "may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls."

Davis was declared dead at 11:08 p.m. The lethal injection began about 15 minutes earlier, after the Supreme Court rejected an 11th-hour request for a stay. The court did not comment on its order, which came about four hours after it received the request and more than three hours after the planned execution time. Source.

I am glad this will be out of the headlines now. It spent too much time as a news story. I thought they were trying to make him out to be a Mumia Abu-Jama from the horrible travesty of justice that the Officer Daniel Faulkner story is. You have to hand it the Philadelphia, they know how to screw up justice.

1 comment:

  1. It's between him and God now. As for his innocence, I highly doubt it.


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