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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Day, Another Appeal, Another Stay of Execution

This whole case has become a joke - this murderer should have been put to death years ago but yet he gets to play the court system again and again...

Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989, on Friday avoided execution for the third time after a federal appellate court granted a "conditional" stay.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said it wanted to review whether Davis, 40, can be executed "if he can establish actual innocence."

Among the issues the court wants to address are whether Davis previously raised his claim of actual innocence and whether he would have previously discovered facts to support his claims.

The court gave lawyers for Davis 15 days to file their arguments. The state gets an additional 10 days to respond.

The US Supreme Court turned down his request for an appeal. This after 18 years of appeals have not changed a damned thing.

Too bad that Officer Mark Allan McPhail didn't get the same consideration before Troy Anthony Davis put a bullet in his face.

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