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<ul><li>Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail was hot and killed when intervening in a dispute between two men in a parkin...
<ul><li>Sylvester “Redd” Coles, who was part of the altercation, went to police and implicated Davis in the shooting. </li...
<ul><li>During the trial, several witnessed said they saw Davis shoot the officer. </li></ul><ul><li>Two others said that ...
<ul><li>Davis was convicted of the murder of Officer MacPhail and was sentenced to the death penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>In...
<ul><li>July 17, 2007 – execution was stayed after appeals from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI, Amnesty Intern...
<ul><li>Several of the key witnesses recant their testimony. </li></ul><ul><li>Some witnesses claim that police coercion w...
<ul><li>August 2010 – Federal district court upholds Davis’ conviction. </li></ul><ul><li>March 2011 – Supreme Court rejec...
<ul><li>Troy Davis is executed by lethal injection in Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Time of death - 11:08 p.m. </li></ul>
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  1. 2. <ul><li>Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail was hot and killed when intervening in a dispute between two men in a parking lot. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Sylvester “Redd” Coles, who was part of the altercation, went to police and implicated Davis in the shooting. </li></ul><ul><li>Davis was arrested. </li></ul>Sylvester “Redd” Coles
  3. 4. <ul><li>During the trial, several witnessed said they saw Davis shoot the officer. </li></ul><ul><li>Two others said that Davis confessed to the killing. </li></ul><ul><li>No murder weapon was found </li></ul><ul><li>No other physical evidence connected Davis with this crime </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Davis was convicted of the murder of Officer MacPhail and was sentenced to the death penalty. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, Davis challenged the use of the electric chair in Georgia, on the grounds that it is cruel and unusual punishment </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>July 17, 2007 – execution was stayed after appeals from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict XVI, Amnesty International, among others. </li></ul><ul><li>September 2008 – execution was stayed after appeals from Rev. Al Sharpton, former President Jimmy Carter, among others. </li></ul><ul><li>October 27, 2008 – execution was stayed after Court receives petition with 140,000 signatures </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Several of the key witnesses recant their testimony. </li></ul><ul><li>Some witnesses claim that police coercion was involved in the case. </li></ul><ul><li>At least one witness says Coles confessed to the shooting of the officer. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>August 2010 – Federal district court upholds Davis’ conviction. </li></ul><ul><li>March 2011 – Supreme Court rejects appeal by Davis </li></ul><ul><li>September 17, 2011 – Petition with over 600,000 signatures presented to Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles asking for clemency for Davis. </li></ul><ul><li>September 19, 2011 – Clemency hearing for Davis. </li></ul><ul><li>September 20, 2011 – Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denies Davis clemency. Many, including politicians, are upset over this. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Troy Davis is executed by lethal injection in Georgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Time of death - 11:08 p.m. </li></ul>
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