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Troy Davis' Lawyers File Paperwork for New Hearing

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Supreme Court of Georgia, which has been hearing arguments in the Troy Davis death penalty case, announced Davis's attorneys filed a motion for reconsideration of the court's four-to-three decision which denied his request for a new trial. See: Families React to New Trial Denial For Troy Davis.

Davis was convicted of murdering Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail and sentenced to die. Just before his execution, a stay was granted pending his new trial request. That was denied on March 17 of this year.

A decision on the motion could come some time next month. If it's granted, a lower court will have to hear evidence again.

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