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Stay of execution denied

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Stay of execution denied

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Georgia inmate Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed today for the 1989 murder of Mark MacPhail, an off-duty Savannah police officer.
The execution was scheduled for 7 p.m. but officials in Georgia delayed it because the Supreme Court hasn’t yet ruled on a request from Davis’ lawyers to issue a stay.
Late tonight, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Davis’ motion for a stay of execution. With the ruling, Georgia is expected to proceed with Davis’ execution. Just after 10:30 p.m. prison officials reported to CNN that the execution would take place in approximately 30 minutes.
Supporters have sought to prevent the execution, saying seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted or contradicted their testimony. (CNN)