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Georgia Execution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Troy Davis hasn't run out of legal options yet.

Troy received the death penalty for the 1989 murder of 27 year old Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

Troy is now asking the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to stay his execution so his lawyers have more time to file a new round of appeals.

According to the court filing, his execution which is scheduled for Monday, is being called "constitutionally intolerable."

The Supreme Court last week cleared the way for Davis to be put
to death, despite cries from his supporters to reconsider because seven of nine key witnesses against him have recanted their testimony.

But doubts about his guilt and a high-profile publicity campaign
have won him the support of prominent advocates including former
President Jimmy Carter and South Africa Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


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