The execution chamber in Huntsville, Texas (AP)
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court has refused to stay the
execution of Troy Davis, removing one of the last obstacles to him being put to death on Tuesday.
The vote was 6-1.
The majority of the justices said the U.S. Supreme Court, where Davis has another appeal pending, has jurisdiction.
Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah
Davis' supporters say new evidence could exonerate him. Several
witnesses have recanted their testimony. And Davis' lawyers say three people who did not testify at his trial said a man who took the stand against Davis confessed to the killing.
The Georgia Supreme Court rejected Davis' appeal for a new trial
in March and a plea to reconsider the ruling in April by identical
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