Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed tomorrow in Georgia despite strong evidence of his innocence, but there’s still time to stop the execution.
We were extremely disappointed to learn this morning that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles had denied Davis’ clemency request. But the Chatham County District Attorney has the power to stop the execution, and we’re urging him to do so.
Please join me right now by signing a petition calling on Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm to seek a withdrawal of Davis’ death warrant. This could be Troy Davis’ last hope, and your voice will help advance the call for justice.
Davis was convicted of murdering a police officer in Savannah in 1989 based mainly on questionable eyewitness testimony. Seven of the nine witnesses at Davis’ trial have since recanted, and strong evidence has emerged pointing to another man as the real perpetrator of the murder. Three jurors who sentenced Davis to death now also say they have doubts about his guilt and would not vote for a death sentence if the trial happened today.
Larry Chisolm, the district attorney in Savannah, where Davis was convicted, has the authority to seek a withdrawal of the death warrant. Executing a man despite significant doubts about his guilt would significantly undermine the credibility of Georgia's criminal justice system, and Chisolm has the power to stop this injustice from happening.
Please take 30 seconds to sign the petition calling on Chisolm to stop the execution of Troy Davis, and share the link tonight with your friends via Email, Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you for taking action,
The Innocence Project