Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Judge rules that Troy Davis failed to prove his innocence in his evidentiary hearing

Today, a ruling was delivered in Troy Davis's evidentiary hearing. Judge William T. Moore, Jr., ruled that Troy Davis did not “clearly establish” his innocence. Because of the ruling, the State of Georgia will make plans to carry out the death sentence and set a new execution date.

The June evidentiary hearing was not a new trial, Troy Davis had no presumption of innocence and was limited in what able to be presented. And while he was still able to produce four witnesses who testified under oath that they lied at Troy’s trial and yet others implicated the alternative suspect, he was unable to meet the very high standard set to prove his innocence.

Troy Davis's legal team has stated that they plan to appeal the ruling...

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