[Ppnews] Troy Davis Receives Stay of Execution! (for now)

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Tue Sep 23 18:33:48 EDT 2008

US Supreme Court delays execution of Ga. man


Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:30:46 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has given a last-minute 
reprieve to a Georgia man less than two hours 
before he was to be executed for the 1989 slaying 
of an off-duty police officer.

Supporters of 39-year-old Troy Davis have called 
for a new trial as several witnesses have 
recanted their testimony. Protesters had arrived 
by the busload to protest the execution, carrying 
signs with slogans like "Justice for Troy Davis" 
and wearing blue T-shirts emblazoned with "I am Troy Davis."

The Rev. Al Sharpton had accompanied members of 
Davis' family to the protest, including Davis' mother, Virginia.

Prosecutors have labeled the witness statements 
"suspect," and courts had previously refused requests for a new trial.

The execution had been scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT.
Copyright © 2008 The Associated Press.

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