State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Troy Davis Case - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

11/13/07

State Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Troy Davis Case

Posted: Updated:
Mark MacPhail Mark MacPhail
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:03:54 GMT
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
  • Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:43:51 GMT
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>

ATLANTA, GA--A hearing to consider the application for a discretionary appeal by a convicted killer is over.

The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Troy Anthony Davis this morning. Davis' defense is trying to get him a new trial following his 1991 conviction for the murder of Mark MacPhail, a Savannah police officer.

The hearing got underway about 10am. District attorney Spencer Lawton and chief assistant DA David Lock represent the prosecution, Jason Ewart the defense. Each side got 20 minutes to argue before the justices.

Two of the seven justices were not present.

The defense wrapped up with a few minutes to spare, and Ewart came back to use the remainder of his time after the prosecution argued and DA Spencer Lawton used the last of his time to thank the justices.

The defense is focusing on a number of witnesses who have recanted their testimony from the 1991 trial. The prosecution is arguing the recantations are not credible.

The court has moved on to other hearings, and will ultimately consider today's arguments and make a decision regarding Davis' appeal. A decision will have to be made by the end of the the court's next session, and could come as late as the end of March.

WTOC had a crew in Atlanta for the hearing and will have the latest tonight on THE News.

Contact the WTOC News team