Davis Attorneys File Emergency Stay of Execution

In a last ditch effort to save their client from death, Troy Davis’s attorneys have just filed a motion for an emergency stay of execution. In their motion, the lawyers wrote: “No physical evidence has ever conclusively linked Mr. Davis to the murder and significant suspicion rests on the man who implicated Mr. Davis to the police originally.”

The lawyers go on to essentially go back over the case one more time from the discredited firearms examiner to the faulty witness testimony.

The lawyers filed a supplement to their motion. A third motion was filed against the warden of the Georgia Diagnostic Prison, opening a new avenue of appeal by requesting a certificate of probable cause.

Brian Kammer, who submitted the motion, emailed HuffPost to say, “The court has what it needs to grant a stay and review his meritorious claims for relief. In order to avoid a travesty of justice, I pray the Court takes this opportunity to do so.”

Davis is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m.

— Jason Cherkis


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