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fresh off the wires — a win for troy davis

The Supremes, overruling a federal appeals court, have ordered a new evidentiary hearing for Death Row inmate Troy Davis. Background:

Eyewitness testimony was used to convict Troy Anthony Davis in the murder of a Savannah police officer. Seven of those witnesses later recanted their testimony.

At least three witnesses who testified against Mr. Davis (and a number of others who were not part of the trial) have since said that a man named Sylvester “Redd” Coles admitted that he was the one who had killed the officer.

Mr. Coles, who was at the scene, and who, according to authorities, later ditched a gun of the same caliber as the murder weapon, is one of the two witnesses who have not recanted.

The other is a man who initially told investigators that he could not identify the killer. Nearly two years later, at the trial, he testified that the killer was Mr. Davis.





2 thoughts on “fresh off the wires — a win for troy davis Leave a comment

  1. Will the Chatham County and State of Georgia authorities be allowed to present evidence? They, along with the MacPhail family, seem to have some reason to believe that Mr. Davis is guilty. Perhaps it is time to share this secret evidence with the rest of us.

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