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NAACP fight to save the life Troy Davis

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Georgia's NAACP leaders say they're preparing for a national fight to save the life of a death row inmate in prison for the slaying of a police officer.

Georgia NAACP President Edward DuBose told a crowd in Terrell County on Saturday that the national organization is still involved in the fight to save Troy Anthony Davis.

While many say it's time for Davis to be put to death, others insist Davis was wrongfully convicted of killing Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989.

Several appeals have spared Davis's life and his attorneys have once again petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hold off on another date of execution.

Davis supporters say there was no physical evidence and several key witnesses changed their stories.

"This is a campaign to save Troy Anthony Davis's life, since Troy Davis was put on death row seven of the nine witnesses have since recanted," Said Edward DuBose, Ga. NAACP President.

DuBose said one of those National rallies will happen in Georgia around Father's Day.

Last October the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of execution just moments before Davis was to be put to death.


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