June 19th, 2009
Updates will be forthcoming if Troy Davis’ case is decided by the U.S. Supreme Court today, as is expected. Davis was convicted in the murder of a Georgia police officer in 1991 and is being held on death row. 7 of 9 State witnesses have recanted their testimony and another man has been named as the perpetrator. Davis is seeking an evidentiary hearing, which could free him after more than 18 years in prison.
Davis’ petition is on SCOTUSBlog here: Petition for certiorari