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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Death Row Inmate Fails In Last Effort to Prevent Execution

Troy Davis, a death-row inmate awaiting execution on Wednesday, was denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole today. Mr. Davis's lawyers pleaded on Tuesday during the last effort to prevent his death by lethal injection. The members of the board rejected the lawyers' claims of shaky witness testimony and lack of physical evidence that they believed cast enough doubt about his guilt to spare him death.

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