UPDATE: 9/22/2011 – 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.
As he lay strapped to a gurney in the death chamber, the 42-year-old told relatives of Mark MacPhail that he was not responsible for his 1989 slaying. “I did not have a gun,” he insisted.
“All I can ask … is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth,” he said.
He asked his friends and family to “continue to fight this fight.” Of prison officials he said, “may God have mercy on your souls. May God bless your souls.” (source)
The State of Georgia is having absolutely no heart about possibly executing an innocent man later today, despite the millions of people, including an ex-president, the pope, a former FBI agent, and other government officials who are against it.
To make matters worse, Troy Anthony Davis' final attempt to prove his innocence by means of a polygraph test has been rejected. Davis' lawyers showed up this morning to give Davis the polygraph test he requested yesterday after being denied clemency, but they were turned away by prison officials who said it was a no-go.
Davis, who has always maintained his innocence, sits on death row for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail. The state Board of Pardons and Paroles denied him clemency early Tuesday. He is set to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m.
Davis' last day schedule when you continue…[mashshare]