*A man supporters assert is a victim of a racist judicial system has received a long-awaited hearing which could lead to a new trial and his release from Georgia’s death row. In 1991 Troy Anthony Davis was convicted of murdering a white Savannah police officer.
Seven of the nine witnesses against him have since recanted or contradicted their testimony with some saying they were coerced into implicating Davis by Savannah police.
Last year, the United States Supreme Court found enough discrepancies in the case to order that the now-41-year-old Davis at least be granted a hearing to determine if he should receive a new trial. Last week, the hearing was scheduled for June 30th.
This will probably be Davis’ last chance to escape execution. His case has drawn prominent national and international support. (Taylor Media Services – www.blacknewsjournal.com)