. Troy Davis
With just hours to go to Troy Davis is executed in Georgia, despite serious doubts about his guilt, here are 10 reasons why the death penalty should not be done
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In 2007, the Georgia Board of Pardons, the agency has the final say in the status of whether executions should go forward, made a solemn promise. Troy Davis, an inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection at 19 hours local time on Wednesday, would not be sentenced to death if there was "no doubt" about his guilt.
Here are 10 reasons why the board of directors - who decided Tuesday to allow the execution to go forward - he could not keep his promise and why a man who is very possible that innocent people were killed behalf of American justice.
Of the nine witnesses who testified at the trial of 1991, Davis said he had seen Davis hit a homeless man in a dispute over a bottle of beer and shooting death of a police officer Mark MacPhail, who acted as a Good Samaritan, seven have recanted their evidence.
One of those who recanted, Antoine Williams, later revealed that they had no idea who shot the police and they were illiterate -. This means that he could not read the police statements that they had signed at the time of the murder in 1989. Others said they were wrong testified that he heard Davis confess to the murder.
Many of those who recanted, said they had been cajoled by the police to testify against Davis. Some said they were threatened to be taken to themselves in court if they do not cooperate.
In total, nine people showed up with evidence implicating Coles. More recently, on Monday the Board of Pardons and Paroles heard of George Glover Rothelle who said the panel in June 2009 that he had heard Coles, who had been drinking heavily, confessed to killing MacPhail.