Wednesday, September 21, 2011

troy davis execution goes ahead despite serious doubts about his guilt

troy davis execution goes ahead despite serious doubts about his guiltfrom guardian: Moments before he was put to death, Troy Davis lifted his head from the gurney to which he was strapped and looked the family of Mark MacPhail, the police officer for whose murder he was convicted, directly in the eyes. "I want to talk to the MacPhail family," he said. "I was not responsible for what happened that night. I did not have a gun. I was not the one who took the life of your father, son, brother." He then appealed to his own family and friends to "keep the faith", said to the medical personnel who were about to kill him "may God have mercy on your souls", and laid his head down again. He was administered with a triple lethal injection of pentobarbital, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride, and at 11.08pm he was pronounced dead.

related murder/mayhem updates:
hate crime killer executed in texas*
lawrence russell brewer executed for 1998 jasper dragging murder of james byrd jr.*
video: 2 fullerton, calif. officers charged in death of mentally-ill homeless man, kelly thomas*
mass casualties as plane crashes into crowd at nevada air show*
reno plane crash witnesses describe horrific scene*
video: death toll in reno air crash rises to 11*
less than 24hrs later: 1 killed in martinsburg, west virginia air show crash*

No comments:

Post a Comment

fair use notice: this site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. we are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, & social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. In accordance with title 17 usc section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.