Troy Davis Denied Again

April 17, 2009

Troy Davis Denied Again

On Thursday, April 16, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a petition by Troy Davis, sentenced to death on the basis of eyewitnesses who have since recanted or altered their testimony. Davis' attorneys filed a brief on the grounds that no court has yet held an evidentiary hearing on the new evidence of tainted testimony. The court denied the petition, with the majority noting several times that they were "constrained" by procedural rules.

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