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US Supreme Court Orders Evidenciary Hearing for Troy Anthony Davis

Rare Decision Could Result in New Trial In a long-awaited decision on the case of Georgia death row inmate Anthony Davis the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a Federal Judge to “receive testimony and make findings of fact as to whether evidence that could not have been obtained at trial clearly establishes petitioner’s innocence.” Troy has always maintained his innocence and this case has become a rallying point for death penalty opponents around the world. In the original trial, witnesses said that then 19 year old Davis shot and killed off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail. However, since his 1991 conviction, seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted and there remains no physical

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